Cadiz lauds PNU-V’s teachers exam success

Renante De la Torre Jr. of the Philippine Normal University-Visayas (PNU-V) in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, ranks 10th in the secondary level of the March 2024 Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT). (Photo courtesy of PNU-V)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD CITY—The city government of Cadiz in Negros Occidental lauded the performance of Philippine Normal University-Visayas (PNU-V) in the March 2024 Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT).

PNU-V, one of the government-run institutions in Cadiz specializing in education programs, ranked fourth among the top-performing schools in the country with 100 to 299 examinees on the secondary level.

The school had 105 passers out of 109 first-time and re-takers, equivalent to a 96.33 percent passing rate, according to the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Overall, the school garnered 99.03 percent and 96 percent passing rates (all first-time takers) in the secondary and elementary levels, respectively.

Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said, “It was indeed an astonishing performance by PNU-V, worthy of praise that the local government of Cadiz can be proud of.”

The school also proudly acknowledged the achievement of their alumnus Renante de la Torre Jr., who placed 10th in the exam on the secondary level.

De la Torre, a graduate of Bachelor in Mathematics Education in 2023, garnered an average of 90.80 percent.

“It pumps my heart with gladness. And I am grateful to the administration of PNU-V for being true to its commitment to producing ‘the best teachers’ not just for Cadiz, but for the entire Negros Island or even across the country,” Escalante said in a statement.

He said the entire Cadiz community is rejoicing in PNU-V’s accomplishment in the academe.

“It will mean more quality teachers in Negros Occidental ready to dwell on quality teaching with an aim to produce more quality learners in the future,” Escalante said. He added that Cadiz is proud to be one of the producers of these quality teachers.

Meanwhile, Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) in Talisay City also ranked second among the top-performing schools in the country with 50 to 99 examinees on the elementary level.

CHMSU had 61 passers out of 62 examinees, equivalent to a 98.39 percent passing rate.

The PRC and the Board for Professional Teachers announced on May 24 that 20,890 elementary teachers out of 44,764 examinees and 50,539 secondary teachers out of 85,980 examinees successfully passed the LEPT last March.


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