Dr. Joel M. Durban, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences represented National University in the official signing of the memorandum of agreement between the Division of City School – Marikina and the National University, College of Education, Arts & Sciences (CEAS) last October 11, 2015 held at the Division Office, V. Gomez St., Marikina. Representing the Division of City School Marikina is its Superintendent, Ms. Helen Grace Go, CESO VI
Under the agreement, NU students can have their pre-service training in any public school in the Division of Marikina and NU professors will provide teacher training to all public school teachers in the division. The MOA signing was also attended by CEAS Graduate Director Dr. Sherlyne Acosta, CEAS Special Project Coordinator Dr. Joyce Orillosa, CEAS Program Chair for Professional Education Prof. Dena Culaba and CEAS Program Chair for Psychology Prof. Arnel Diego.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for National University’s Annex Building were recently held, signifying the University’s commitment to improve the overall student learning experience. The twelve-storey building will have an auditorium, canteen, library, state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms. The ceremonies was led by National University President Teodoro J. Ocampo (fourth from the left). Also in photo are (L-R): Engr. Shierwin I. Fillomena of D.A Abcede & Associates Construction Management, Engr. Rolando Villamea of New Golden City Builders & Development Corporation, National University Vice-President for Administration Jose Nilo J. Ocampo, Architect Ana Ling of Jose Siao Ling & Associates and National University Executive Vice President Renato H. Ermita, Jr. . The Annex Building is scheduled for completion by 2016.
Republic Act 7836 or the Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act prescribes a Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) “to ensure and promote quality education and professionalization of the practice of the teaching profession”. To better prepare the graduates of the National University for the LET, it is highly recommended that an intensive seminar-workshop on professional education and teaching competencies be conducted.
The objectives of the seminar-workshop are:
- Familiarize the NU graduates’ and graduates of other HEIs with the specific content of professional education courses for teachers;
- Enhance the NU graduates’ and graduates of other HEIs competence and knowledge in their field;
- Heighten the NU graduates’ confidence in the practice of their profession.
The Seminar-Workshop on Professional Education and Teaching Competencies is an intensive 17 day activity (from 8:00am to 12nn and 1:00pm to 5:00pm) that will run from June 7 to September 19, 2015. It covers all professional education subjects as well as general education subjects including English, Science, Mathematics and Filipino. In addition, a two-day intensive seminar-workshop in English will be provided to graduates of BSE-English.
LIST OF REVIEWERS FOR THE LICENSURE EXAM OF TEACHERS REVIEW CLASS OF THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ARE COMING FROM THE TOP UNIVERSITIES AND LET PLACERS
Dr. Jessie Barrot
Dr Lilia D. Bautista
Dr. Joel Durban
Dr. Carlo Magno
Dr. Virlinda Tee
Mari Karen Gabinete
Ana Maria Pabayos
Katherine Claude Tandoc
Ricardo Villas Jr
The NU Pep Squad bagged bronze in the Co-ed Elite division, with Mexico and Chile winning gold and silver, respectively. Miriam College’s Sayawatha, on the other hand, landed third in the Team Cheer Hiphop division behind USA and Japan. Meanwhile, the Philippine all girl team, comprised of students from different schools, won second in the All Girl Elite division, with New Zealand in first and Australia in third.
Chito Loyzaga, athletic director of the National University, expresses his immense pride in the group as well as his gratitude for the leaders and sponsors that have guided the team into victory. Having just been appointed his position a few weeks ago, this win reflects well on Loyzaga’s coming years with NU’s prized athletic department. As is, the recent addition to the team’s growing accomplishments, successfully representing the country in an international competition, puts them forward in the field of cheerleading, as well as athletics.