The University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos is hosting this year’s training for the Department of Education Grade 11 teachers. The opening was held at the Garden Royal Hall at Goldenfields Commercial complex, where more than two hundred participants were in attendance. During the program, DEPEd NIR Regional Director and acting DepEd Provincial Director, Dr. Gilbert T. Sadsad said that as pioneer batch of teachers for Grade 11, you have to deliver the goods that is why there is this 18-day training. Meanwhile, UNO-R Director for External Affairs delivered the welcome address on behalf of the Fr. President. He said that with all the training and support of DEPEd, there is no way that this K-12 program, an experimental project for Philippine education will fail in achieving its goals. After the opening formalities, the Memorandum of Agreement between UNO-R and DEPEd was signed by Dr. Sadsad for DEPEd and Dr. Reymund Sabay, UNO-R Conference Director, for the university. This was followed by the reading of the House rules by Dr. Sabay and the presentation of the 18-day program by UNO-R SHS Coordinator, Mrs. Alon Song. The emcee was Wilma Maravilla, MA. The Father President appointed the following as working team for the said event. They are Reymund Sabay, Ph.D. – Conference Director; Carlos Legaspi, Jr.; Alon Song; Wilma Maravilla; Alfredo Alave, MAEd; Cielo Ganza; Catherine Sebastian and Sarah Jane Gayat.