CU-CoED holds 5th Pinning Ceremony

             To formally introduce the fourth year graduating students of the College of Education to their working field, the college held its 5th Pinning Ceremony on November 24, 2018 at the University’s Multipurpose Hall.

            With the theme, “Total Persons: Gearing Toward 21st Century Education”, the ceremony started with a Thanksgiving Mass and the blessing of the 116 nameplates which was presided by Msgr. Tex Legitimas, SSJV, the University Chaplain.

            In her opening remarks, Dr. Noreen E. Pontillas, the Acting Dean of the said college, welcomed the parents and congratulated the student teachers who were already deployed to their respective on and off-campus assignments.

            Dr. Arnold T. Dacuno, the Guest Speaker and the Supervisor for the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) student teachers, said in his speech titled “Make Teachers Decide” that teachers remain the second most respected people after every learner’s parents and emphasized the role of the teachers as the most powerful individuals in every four walled universe of the child inside the classroom.

            Moreover, Dr. Dacuno challenged the student teachers in the venue to not focus on the problems, but on the things that they don’t seem to notice but are essential in their quest to face life’s challenges. He also quoted Nobel Peace laureate, Malala Yousafzai’s famous line, “One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world” as he encouraged the student teachers to become 21st century educators who should build capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, and moral leadership.

            In her acceptance speech, Ms Kate Loren Vicente, the President of the college’s Student Body Organization (CESBO), said that the pins signify another milestone in their lives and symbolize the success of their parents and teachers.

            The pins were then distributed to 51 Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) and 65 BSED student teachers.

            The ceremony was formally closed by Dr. Janet C. Parpa, the Supervisor for the BEED student teachers and the Chairperson of the Professional Education Department.

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