Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) graduate of the Western Mindanao State University-Molave, Ginalyn B. Fuentes ranked 5th place during the March 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)-Elementary Level.
Fuentes, hails from the Molave External Studies Unit (ESU) of the university in Zamboanga del Sur. The latter is a graduate of Batch 2012 and was a thriving working student. She made it through her college life as a student assistant at the Unit Coordinator’s Office of WMSU-Molave.
Dr. Alicia Baldicano, WMSU-External Studies Unit Associate Dean commented on the success of the ESU graduate, “It is because of the support of all the teachers in ESU especially from Molave and of the External Studies Unit staff.”
“Aside from the internal review conducted by the professors, they also requested faculty members [from the main campus] to assist them in the review. It is the teamwork of the internal professors and the External Studies Unit staff, headed by Dr. Ricardo Somblingo,” Dr. Baldicano attributed the performance of the WMSU LET examiners to the joint effort of the ESU, College of Education and the university.
The said licensure examination was given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last March 10, 2013 in regional testing centers nationwide and overseas which includes Manila, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Catarman-Samar, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, and Hong Kong.
WMSU also take pride of the other LET passers coming from the main campus, WMSU-Aurora, WMSU-Pitogo, WMSU-Alicia, WMSU-Diplahan, WMSU-Imelda, WMSU-Ipil, WMSU-Mabuhay, WMSU-Malangas, WMSU-Molave, WMSU-Olutanga, WMSU-Naga, WMSU-Pagadian, WMSU-Siay and WMSU-Tungawan.
The Dean of External Studies Unit-Dr. Ricardo Somblingo of WMSU is overjoyed because aside from producing a topnotcher in a board examination, the ESU also paved the way for a differently-abled student to graduate. Pelayo Serrano, born without limbs finished with an Associate in Computer Science diploma in the university’s External Studies Unit located in Pitogo. He was awarded with a medal for perseverance because he demonstrated perfect attendance in coming to classes.
“I am happy with the performance of the different units and campuses not only because one of he ESUs produced a topnotcher but also the other ESUs performed higher than the national passing rate in the board examination,” Dr. Somblingo shared.
“Keep it up. The ESU office is very much willing to extend any support to the different units and campuses,” Dr. Somblingo expressed.
Meanwhile, WMSU Alumni Regent and Dean of WMSU-College of Law-Atty. Eduardo F. Sanson who was also present during the commencement exercises of Pitogo, was moved by the situation of Serrano, a graduate with physical deficiencies. He pledged to seek for donation for a wheelchair and a desktop computer for encoding business to help alleviate Serrano’s living condition. (EKEENA O. LIM, WMSU-Public Affairs Office)