AgRecoletos prof challenges students during ECQ

To assess if blended/distance learning will be the best alternative approach during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Ma. Cecilia Mercado tested her students in the School of Agriculture last April.

Mercado, a professor of School of Agriculture at the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, dared her students in METARE, BAPROD, and AGECOM classes.

“One of the objectives of the challenge is to know if the students are actively participating through online submission of outputs,” she said.

The “stay-at-home test” is to know if eating chocolate while studying helps the brain retain information quickly.

To win the challenge, students have to provide two articles, with titles and references, proving the health benefits of chocolates in boosting the memory of a person.

Mercado, a staff in the Research and Development Office of UNO-Recoletos, identified the winners with the date and time of submission of articles, and the reliability of the articles.

“The early the submission with the complete data will be the winners,” she said.

Paula Ann Vargas, grabbed the 1st Place, while Rommie Ravinne Gene Celebrado and Angel Grace Veñegas landed 2nd and 3rd Places, respectively.

1st Placer will receive a Php300.00 gift certificate after the ECQ, while 2nd and 3rd Placers will receive Php250.00 and Php200.00 gift certificates, respectively.

Also, three consolation prizes were given to Christian Joel Andeo, Christian Dela Torre, and Rico Dulaca, each with Php100.00 worth of cellphone load.

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