UM, six LET topnotchers recognized

THE CITY Council yesterday passed a resolution commending University of Mindanao (UM) for producing six top-notchers in the recent licensure examination for teachers.

Councilor Pilar Braga, chair of the committee on education, science and technology, arts and culture, passed the resolution commending UM President Guillermo P. Torres Jr. and the six students for bringing honor to Davao City by producing quality graduates.

The students recognized by the council are Marian Kaye Gallego (the first placer), Gerlie Albia (fifth placer), Rosa Mae Salazar and Chrestine Torrejos (sixth placers),Leslae Kay Mantilla (seventh placer),  Kristine Clarrisse Planas (eighth placer), and Mark John Pepito (ninth placer).

This is the third year that the university took the top rank in the examination, while the College of Teaching Education has consistently produced A-listers in the field of education.

“The success of the college merges neatly to the University’s desire to improve the quality of teaching and mentoring students to effect outcome-based education they have pursued in recent years. The University of Mindanao has become the center of excellence in many of its academic programs,” the resolution read.

In his speech, Torres said that the university is proud of the fact that it consistently produced top-notchers in the LET for the third year in a row.

For her part, Gallego told the City Council that UM had prepared her enough to top the exams.

“I am thankful that University of Mindanao has molded us of what we have become,” she said.

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