TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Ira Jean Saga-oc, a graduate of Saint Louis College of Bulanao (SLCB), is among the top 10 passers in the recently conducted October 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) at the secondary level.
She garnered a score of 92.60%, placing her in the 10th spot and made her the only homegrown graduate in the province to make it to the top list of the said exam.
A native of Balbalan, she had been a consistent academic scholar of the PLDT-Gabay Guro Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude at SLCB.
When asked how she got to the top, she replied, “Review, sacrifice, and pray. Araw-araw po nag-review ako. Lahat ng available review materials ay binabasa ko. Also, as the quote says: ’If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want will be the sacrifice.’ Nagpupuyat po ako para magreview. Mas priority ko po ang pagrereview kaysa sa mga social pleasures at mga ibang bagay. Palagi rin po akong nagdarasal kasi si God ang pinakamahalaga at siya’y aking naging gabay sa lahat.’’
She also shared pieces of advice with the future LET examinees, saying, “Always set your goals straight in order to pass and top the board exam.”
’Always read, review, and pray every day. You also have to sacrifice some unnecessary things for the sake of the three letters (LET). If you prioritize your dream or goal to become an LET, then always exert your best, and surely you will be an LPT,” she continued.
Meanwhile, SLCB garnered a total of 77.78% passing rate for the elementary level and 38.46% passing rate for the secondary level.
According to the Professional Regulation Commission, a nationwide total of 49,783 out of 91,468 (54.43%) passed the elementary level, while 71,080 out of 139,534 (50.94%) passed the secondary level. By Ruth Cupang