The Department of Education (DepEd) here, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), conducted a seminar on ovicidal/larvicidal traps (OL traps) for school heads and teachers.

The one-day seminar was held last June 22-23, 2012 at The DepEd division office here.

Education Program Supervisor Eduardo C. Escorpiso said the seminar was participated by at least 270 school heads and Science coordinators in districts or municipalities identified to have cases of dengue.

“There are 122 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools in 112 of the 132 barangays in the province that have contracted dengue,” Escorpiso said.

The training aimed to equip the participants with knowledge and skills in using the OL trap system device, as well as to familiarize them in the preparation of monitoring such reports per school and per district.

“If the school heads and science coordinators of every school are knowledgeable about the different devices and technologies of eradicating dengue-carrying mosquitoes such as the OL Trap, the students will be protected from these killer mosquitoes,” Escorpiso said.

The OL trap is a technology that kills the eggs and larvae of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries the dengue virus.

The education supervisor has also expressed gratitude to the DOST 2 for providing P112,000 as training fund.

“The amount was used for the handouts, compact discs, certificates, meals and snacks of the participants,” Escorpiso said.

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