by Vita P. Sinconiegue
|CED Pinning and Moving-up Ceremony|
The College of Education successfully held its first ever “Pinning and Moving-up Ceremony” on February 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m. at MSU-IIT Gym, with the theme: “21st Century Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities”. The said event formally confirmed the 247 student teachers from the different teacher education programs of the college. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Arnulfo P. Supe, gave the confirmation after the set of student teachers was presented by Dr. Lydie D. Paderanga, CED Dean.
The highlights of the event were the laying down and acceptance of challenges and responsibilities to the new student teachers both in elementary and secondary levels as they set foot in the practice of their chosen profession – teaching. DepEd Iligan City Division’s Educational Supervisor 1 for Values Education Dr. Rosemarie T. Macesar, the honored guest speaker, gave an array of opportunities and their corresponding challenges to the honorees. As far as opportunities were concerned, she made mentioned that IIT graduates are at an edge from the others in Iligan City having come from a prestigious and reputable school. She also added that they can easily cope with the latest trends in ICT integration on teaching, which is one of the demands this time in the world of work, since they are already equipped with these skills through their mentors.
Moreover, realistic and enormous challenges were also presented by two students in the persons of Nona Krislin G. Gomez (Iligan City National High School student) and Hanipha S. Hairulla (Iligan City North Central School pupil), representing the secondary students and elementary pupils, respectively.
Among others, the institute chancellor, Prof. Marcelo P. Salazar, graced the event and gave his inspiring words to the honorees as they accept their new responsibility as symbolized by the Alma Mater Pin given to them. He challenged them to rise above the others and be instruments in the resolution of the educational crisis the division of Iligan City is facing these days. Likewise, Dr. Lydie D. Paderanga encouraged them to keep on updating themselves in terms of professional growth in the future as they find a place for their career.
This event is another milestone in the history of the college and its success was made possible by the joint efforts of CED administration, faculty, and staff, spearheaded by Dr. Ruben L. Abucayon (DPRE Faculty).