- Eduardo S. Banzon
- Deputy Principal Curriculum
- Flexible, Open and Distance Education
- PMB Waigani Post Office,NCD
I am attached with Flexible, Open and Distance Education. FODE is under the umbrella of GES-NCD Division of the NDOE. As the biggest single provider of distance education in PNGUser:Leeming, FODE has given an alternative pathway to education to many Papua New Guineans who cannot be absorbed by conventional education.Latest
I am proud to be part of a system that gives renewed hope to many Papua New Guineans who cannot be absorbed in the conventional mode to pursue basic education though open and distance learning.click here for more about Estrella Tuguinay
ALL ABOUT ME
I come from Manila,the capital of the Philippines.I am a Contract Officer with the Department of Education and currently posted at FODE as Deputy Principal Curriculum.
I hold three degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Education, major in English and History, from the University of Santo Tomas
- Master of Arts in Education, major in Speech, Drama and Theater Arts, from the Philippine Normal University
- Bachelor of Laws from the Far Eastern University
I am interested to teach Literature and Political Science because they are life related as they focus on everyday realities. Students undergo significant and humanizing experiences making them better, informed and enlightened citizens.
FODE offers alternative education to Upper Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary students through the distance mode.
The college is embarking on writing new course materials based on the Outcome Based Education Curriculum. Earlier, I was a part of the FODE Reform Review as Executive Officer and Secretary of the FODE Task Froce. This is line with the National Education Plan 2005 - 2014 and the initiatives provided for FODE. It's a long way to go but I will consider it a big achievement and accomplishment when the current FODE Professional Staff produce the new Grades 7 - 10 course materials, replacing outdated and decades old materials currently being used.
Technology and computer skills will bridge the gap of digital divide for developed and developing economies. These acquired skills will particularly benefit the "little men and women" of FODE eho for me are the engines of a well-running machinery.