About 808 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passers took their oath as professional educators on Sunday, January 21, to become responsible for the quality education of Palaweños.
Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta Jr. said the expectation of the provincial government on the new teachers are high, particularly on those who will be teaching in far-flung areas.
“Masayang-masaya tayo dahil marami ang nakapasa. Ito ay makakatulong ng husto sa naisin ng pamahalaang panlalawigan na magbigay ng kalidad na edukasyon lalo na sa mga malalayong barangay,” he said.
According to Paz Lucido, vice chairperson of the Professional Regulatory Board of Professional Teachers (PRBPT), 229 elementary and 579 secondary teachers passed the LET that was held in Palawan in September 2017.
She added that 37.77% was the passing ratio that they recorded in 27 testing centers in the country following the September LET. It is equivalent to 70,824 examinees who passed the board from a total number of 187,527.
Among those who took their oaths are the three top-notch passers from Palawan, namely: Maricar Daganio Dasmariñas, 4th place; Krisxan Keshia Mendoza, 7th place, and Jude Matthew Diokno Bernal, 10th place.
Acosta expressed that with the help of the new teachers, quality education will be provided to help in bringing down Palawan’s poverty index by a good measure in the coming years.
“Ito rin ay isa sa ating paniniwala na ito’y unang step para maiahon sa kahirapan ang ating mga kababayan lalo na ‘yong nasa malalayong lugar,” he said.
With more classrooms being built under IHELP’s (Infrastructure, Health, Education, Livelihood, and Preservation of the Environment) Education Component, he said more teachers will be needed.
“Kailangan pa rin natin ng maraming teachers dahil patuloy ang pag-increase ng ating population, at in relation din doon sa pagpapatayo ng mga schools na patuloy pa rin nating isinasagawa sa ngayon,” he added.
The oath-taking ceremony was led by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)-Lucena in cooperation with the provincial government.