Inclusion of robotics in school curriculum pushed

Published March 13, 2019, 5:15 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY – Executives of a technology company are proposing the inclusion of robotics in the country’s educational curriculum.

Students in Iloilo City get a glimpse of what Nino, the humanoid robot, can do (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)
Students in Iloilo City get a glimpse of what Nino, the humanoid robot, can do
(Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Filipinos have the potential, but robotics is still in the primitive stage,” observed Saju Vincent Valolickel, op­erational director for Curricent Tech­nologies.

Curricent and its partner Sirena Technologies are introducing Nino the humanoid robot at the ongoing Cyber Expo of Department of Education (DepEd) in Metro Manila.

Directors Padmanaban Erbas, Akansha Anand and Akshata Dai re­cently told students and school officials in Antique and Iloilo that robotics has been part of Indian school curriculum as early as fourth grade.

“But here, robotics is usually in the 12th grade. We need to introduce it much earlier,” Valolickel told Manila Bulletin.

The group also presented its fea­sibility study to Antique Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, who heads the Western Visayas Regional Development Council

 
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