Education graduate Dianne Claire Pulvera ranked top 9 in the September 2018 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) for the Elementary Level.
Pulvera was in the middle of a teacher congress when she received the news, from her former teacher, that she had made it to the top 10.
“Nihilak ko sa kalipay, kay ang effort nila mama nga maghatod nako pirmi sa review center (in Cebu City), mura’g na paid off na,” she said.
She garnered a passing rate of 87.80%, which is only two percent lower the top 1, and ranked second among the other takers from Cebu universities.
Nationwide, she ranked top 9 together with six other takers including University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos’ (UNO-R’s) Allen Jake Talimodao.
This 21 year-old newly licensed teacher, who graduated magna cum laude last March 2018, said that it was really her dream come true to finally become a professional teacher.
“Na encouraged ko nila auntie. Kay akong mga auntie and si lola kay teachers sila.”
She is the first topnotcher in their family. She admitted that after she took the exams, she did just hope to at least score the minimum passing rate.
“At first, I was aiming for the top. Pero pag human sa exam, sa Gen.Ed. (General Education) as in hugno kaayo ko. Ambot lang. Kay uwaw baya sa akong part nga di ko makapasar kay I graduated as magna cum laude. Pag-Latin honors (graduate), ang pressure, ang expectation, kay ma-down baya ka. Nakaana jud ko, Lord, papasara lang ba bahala’g 75% lang,” says Pulvera.
According to her, aside from her family, she dedicates this success to his College of Education (COE) family whose training did not only equipped her for LET but as well as helped her overcome academic pressures.
“Grabe man ang training namo. Kay every exam namo, like prelims, kay pina-board exam na. Ma-enhance gyud among critical thinking. Grabe sila (COE) og role kay since last sem (semester) namo, every Sunday kay muhatag jud sila og time para i-review mi. Mu invite pa sila og lain-laing lecturer for intensive review. A week before the exams, naa pajud mi final coaching,” she added.
As of now, she plans to apply as a public school teacher in her hometown in Borbon, Cebu. Her family hails from Borbon, Cebu. However, due to her parents’ job, they currently reside in Talisay City.
“I’m planning to apply sa public school karong January. Kay ang ilang ranking system kay from January to February man. Mu-skwela pa ko og ICT (Information and Communication Technology) training kay 10 points man na siya for the ranking,” she explained.
For her, it is important for future LET takers, and even for anyone who aspires to succeed, to learn how to instill discipline and time management.
“Since layu-layo pa ang board exam, mubasa jud, mag practice answering LET questions, maskin 50 ra per day. It is also important to manage your time. Have a systematize schedule for review,” she said.
Out of the 90,750 examinees, only 18,409 elementary teachers (20.29%) have passed the exams.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) administered the exams in 25 different centers in the country.
Written by Wenilyn Sabalo (The Purveyor Publications)
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