DepEd hails Davao’s good showing in teachers board exam

THE REGION
By By Lilian Mellejor, PNA
May 28, 2019

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DAVAO CITY—The Department of Education (DepEd) in Davao Region lauded the new teachers who hurdled the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), especially those who landed in the top places.
    
“We are happy and our congratulations go to the educational institutions who molded them and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for this policy of professionalizing the teachers,” said Jenielito Atillo, spokesperson of DepEd-11 in a phone interview on Sunday.
    
In the latest result of the LET exam released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Saturday, majority of those in the top 15 of passers are from Davao Region.
    
Stephanie Apple M Piodo of Compostela Valley State College-Montevista, topped this year’s LET for elementary level with a rating of 93.29 percent while Honey Gracielle D. Baclayo of the University of Mindanao-Davao City topped the LET for secondary level with 93.40 percent rating.
    
Aside from Piodo and Baclayo, 13 other LET passers from Davao Region are in the top 10 for the elementary level while five are from Manila and the Visayas.
    
In the LET for secondary level, 19 from Davao Region are in the 10 top placers. Overall, there were only 19,659 or 27.28 percent of the 72,054 who took the LET for elementary level passed.
    
In the secondary level, there were 22,271 or 25.95 percent of those who took the LET passed.
    
Atillo reminded the new teachers that teaching does not only require intelligence but emotional quotient, because they are dealing with children.
    
“It is difficult to be a teacher. Children are very delicate population,” he said.
    
Asked if there are possible vacancies for new teachers, Atillo said there are, among others, new items approved by the Department of Budget and Management.
    
Usually, Atillo said DepEd-11 opens an average of 1,000 positions every year. (PNA)

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