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