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PVO boosts laboratory services


The Provincial Veterinary Office is boosting its efforts to help students with their school research projects they allowing them to conduct laboratory analysis in the Provincial Feed and Meat Laboratory to aid their experiential and practical learning, Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said yesterday.

Decena said the availability of laboratory facilities in the course of students’ research experiences was found to create a great impact on their problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Student researchers in Negros Occidental visited the governor’s office and thanked Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. for the free access of laboratory services at the Provincial Feed and Meat Laboratory of the PVO, created as one of the thrusts of his Negros First Agenda.

Decena said yesterday that the students conducted laboratory analysis required by their schools that was made possible with the availability of laboratory facilities established by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, through the initiative of Governor Marañon as one of the thrusts of his Negros First Agenda.

The sustained effort and investment of the provincial government in the facility helped the students to get hands-on experiences in conducting their researches to advance their learnings in all levels of science and technology, Decena said.

The Feed and Meat Laboratory is manned by highly skilled and qualified veterinarians and laboratory personnel who provide efficient technical assistance, he said, adding that they guide students with their experiments through hands-on activities, materials, laboratory facilities and technical assistance.

Students who conducted their experiments at the meat laboratory came from the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School, Hinigaran National High School, National Science High School, Negros Occidental High School, Riverside College, Tabao National High School, St. John’s Institute-Senior High School, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Integrated School and the University of St. La Salle.

Decena added that this program of the PVO has been essential in improving the science literacy of the students, especially in the aspect of livestock and poultry development, using a student-friendly approach.*


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