FOUR schools in Lanao del Norte received Starbooks units and pods on January 21 from the Department of Science and Technology – Lanao del Norte office.
Sultan Naga Dimaporo Memorial Integrated School-High School (SNDMIS-HS), Andres Bersales Sr. National High School (ABS NHS), Sultan Naga Dimaporo Memorial Integrated School-Elementary School(SNDMIS-ES), and Miguela Pogoy Memorial Elementary School compose the four academic institutions that recently acquired the digitized library.
The Local Government Unit of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, under the leadership of Municipal Mayor Motalib Dimaporo, partnered with DoST-Lanao del Norte to realize the installation of Starbooks corners within each of the schools.
Starbooks or the Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS is the Philippines’ first-ever digital science and technology library.
“Starbooks contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text and video/audio) placed in specially designed “pods” set in a user-friendly interface,” cited by DoST-Science and Technology Information Institute.
Faculties from the schools expressed their gratitude as they received the Starbooks units. One, in particular, expressed her excitement as their students can now do research and more.
“Pwede na maka research ug makagamit puhon kung ma ok na ang tanan.” (We can finally start research soon once we complete all the software installations.), said Rona Nacua, SNDMIS-HS school principal.
“Starbooks will be beneficial to the teachers as an aid in the development of their distance learning programs and to children who have limited access to computers and information. No one will be left behind.”, said DoST-Lanao del Norte OIC-Provincial Director Gerrylou Sweet Pia.