The College delivered a breakthrough performance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers as Ann Stefhany De Alvan grabbed the Top Ten slot in the March 2015 LET (Elementary Level).
De Alvan followed the lead of her immediate predecessor Elma Pantilagan who was also Top Ten in the same licensure exam in August 2014—making this a twice in a row Top Ten finish for the College.
“They say once is luck, but more than that is good practice,” said CHMSC President Renato Sorolla upon announcing the news to the College in the last flag ceremony for the summer term, May 25.
De Alvan, who is a Bachelor of Elementary Education, General Education major with a Home Economics and Livelihood Education minor, penetrated the Top Ten with her 86.40 percent rating.
In a personal correspondence, the second Education alumna to top the Teachers’ Board was initially incredulous but pleasantly surprised and even asked, “(laughing) Is this real?”
After the news sank in, she exclaimed, “God is wonderful! Really!” and further added in her native Hiligaynon, “Cloud nine gid ko ya, Miss!”
For the LET Elementary Level, CHMSC-Talisay, from which De Alvan hailed, finished strong with a 66.67 percent passing rate, while CHMSC-Binalbagan finished with a satisfactory 43.75 percent.
For the Secondary Level, CHMSC-Talisay produced a 40 percent passing rate and CHMSC-Binalbagan 24.14 percent.
According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 12,103 elementary teachers out of 44,144 examinees (27.42%) and 17,904 secondary teachers out of 56,596 examinees (31.63%) passed the March 2015 LET.
With two top-notchers already paving the way for them, future Education graduates are poised to follow suit and bring pride to CHMSC as it continues to build the backbone of society with progressive leadership and culturally responsive, globally competent instruction.