Focused on producing highly competent teachers, the College of Education (CED) has gloriously fulfilled its purpose of existence. For 24 years now, CED has withstood the tests of time and stamped its name in the roster of excellent Teacher Education Institutions in Mindanao and in the country. Established as a college in 1985, CED has brought honor to its mother institution, MSU-IIT, through exemplary performances in the LET in the years 2006 to 2008 and linkages with reputable organizations and institutions as a training hub in this part of the country.
This year, CED once again commemorated its foundation. Inspired by the theme “Excellence at 24 and Beyond”, the administration, with the assistance of the College Executive Council officers, successfully initiated a set of activities for its 24th Foundation Week. The different activities were participated in by students of the five departments of the college, namely, the Department of Science and Mathematics Education (DSME), Department of Professional Education (DPRE), Department of Home Technology Education (DHTE), Department of Physical Education (DPE) and Department of Industrial Technology Education (DITE).
The celebration kicked-off Monday, January 19, with the foot parade of the faculty, staff and students followed by an opening program held at the CED lobby around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The second day was loaded with literary events such as debate and Quiz Show. DPRE triumphed in the Quiz Show while the debate championship went to the DSME Debating Team. The night of January 21 was the showcasing of cultural talents at the MSU-IIT Gymnasium. Vocal solo and duet, Acoustic, Interpretative Dance and Wanna-Be were among the contests featured.
The fifth day was the very birthday of CED. Classes in the college were suspended and CED students were excused from their classes in other colleges through a memorandum order signed by Dr. Arnulfo Supe, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. At 9AM, the CED Foundation Program was held with Dr. Jerson Orejudos, SGS Dean and In-Charge for the OVCAA, giving the anniversary message. An invited speaker, CED alumnus Dr. Tito G. Mañacap, a secondary school principal, delivered an inspiring message. The program was highlighted by the recognition of top 10 CED students for the first semester of SY 2008-2009 and awarding of faculty members who were actively involved in the fields of research and extension for the past two years. After the program, the newly constructed College of Education Student Center was inaugurated with Pastor Romeo Ohsan II invoking God’s blessing in the attendance of CED faculty and staff, DSA Director Melvin Roscom, OIC-VCAA Dr. Jerson Orejudos and CED Dean Dr. Lydie D. Paderanga, who headed the ribbon cutting ceremony. A birthday luncheon prepared for the college followed where the ceremonial blowing of candles and slicing of cake was performed with everyone present wishing the college more achievements in the future. In the afternoon, the festive and fun-filled Laro ng Lahi was successfully done.
The night of the Foundation Day was specially allotted for the coronation night of Mr. and Ms. CED 2009. Bloopers notwithstanding (with the former Ms. CED forgetting to relinquish the crown to the new Ms. CED), the pageant was still a success. Melvin Magsayo and Hannie Mesa, both from DSME, were declared Mr. and Ms. CED 2009, respectively.
The last day of the celebration featured the “ATEP Peace Village” at the CED Amphitheatre where azatids under the Accelerated Teacher Education Program of the college showcased the Islamic culture in an exhibit followed by a Pagana Maranao.
Inspired by the success of the weeklong celebration from January 19-24, 2009, the college is now preparing for its Silver Anniversary next year.