BCC examinees lead in Teachers Board

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


BACOLOD City College (BCC) examinees led the passers in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in March 10, 2013.

The 16 first takers of LET in the elementary level have all passed, while in the secondary level, out of 13 first takers, 10 passed.

There were five repeaters from the elementary level, wherein four of them have passed, and in the secondary level the only repeater failed.

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In the over-all performance, BCC passing percentage in the elementary level is 95.24 percent, which is far higher than the national passing percentage of 27.785 only.

In the secondary level, over-all performance of BCC is 71.43 percent against the national passing percentage of 39.61 percent.

Dr. Johanna Bayoneta, College Administrator, BCC, showed the comparison of over-all performance of colleges and universities in Bacolod City offering teacher education courses.

In the elementary level, University of St. La Salle (USLS) has 3 examinees- 100% passed; followed by BCC with 21 examinees, 1 failed – 80% passed; running 3rd is UNO-R - 58.62% passing; 4th is Colegio de San Agustin – 52.94% passing; 5th - La Consolacion College (LCC) Bacolod with 33.33% passing; and 6th – West Negros University – 32.73% passing.

In the Secondary level, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College has one examinee – 100% passing; followed by Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod with 16 passers out of 20 examinees – 75% passed; 3rd is Bacolod City College, out of 14 examinees 13 passed – 71.43% passing; 4th is USLS-Bacolod – 16 passers out of 23 examinees – 69.57% passing; 5th is Colegio de Sta. Rita –San Carlos City, Negros Occidental -63.64% passing; 6th – Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay - 59.26% passing; 7th is La Carlota City Community College – 55.88% passing; 8th – Central Philippine Adventist College, Murcia, negros Occ – 53.85% passing; 9th – La Consolacion College-Bacolod – 52.94% passing; 10th- West Visayas State University-Himamaylan, neg. Occ.- 50% passing; 11th – West Negros University – 46,67% passing; 12th – UNO-R – 44.83 passing; 13th – Binalbagan Catholic College – 42.31% passing; 14th – Northern Negros State College , Sagay – 38.335 passing; Negros State College of Agriculture –Kabankalan - 35.92% passing; Bago City – 34.67% passing; Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Binalbagan – 34.62% passing; Tanon College, San Carlos city – 30% passing, Kabankalan Catholic College – 26.09% passing; and Negros Occidental School of fisheries, Binalbagan – 16.67% passing.

Take note that 7 colleges have below passing percentage against the national 39.61% passing percentage.

The examinees of Bacolod City College have not attended the review classes in a review center.

Only the teachers of BCC, led by Department Head Dr. Elias Alias and TED program Coordinator Felicidad Magno with Cecile Mirano, painstakingly conducted the review classes for BCC examinees for free.

Their accommodation in Iloilo while taking the LET exam was a simple house of one of the BCC teachers, where the examinees contributed P100.00 daily for their meals, because they just squeezed their tight allowance considering that most of them are children of underground economists, mostly trysikad drivers, sidewalk vendors, and laborers. Over-all expenses of each BCC examinee for whole duration of the exam, was less than P1,500.00 only, including their transportation to/from Bacolod City.

Dr. Alias said, it is by the grace of God that the BCC students were given wisdom in answering the exams coupled with vigilant study and review.

Since the first batch of teacher education graduates in 2006, BCC has 94.75 passing percentage against the national’s 32% passing percentage. In 2009, BCC got 95% passing percentage compared to the national passing percentage of 28.15%. In 2007, BCC has 95% passing, plus one of the graduates was number 14 out of over 50,000 examinees nationwide.

Enrollment in the first semester for the freshmen in the education department is limited to 150 students. The student must maintain the grade of 85 in all subjects; otherwise he is advised to shift to other courses.

"We after for the quality, not quantity, of graduates in this course," Mrs. Magno said. (CNC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 01, 2013.

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