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DDOSC-TED holds pinning ceremony for practice teachers

Across the four campuses of the Davao de Oro State College, 507 fourth year students from the Teacher Education Department took part in the 7th Pinning Ceremony before they will be deployed to various schools across the province.

The pinning ceremony is a symbolic send-off for the graduating practice teachers from the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) and Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) programs as they dive head-on into their teaching internships.

In a heartfelt message, DDOSC College President Christie Jean Villanueva-Ganiera, CESE, graced the said event and urged the practice teachers to help transform the community and embody the college’s core values as they venture into the classrooms and interact with their students.

“As you step into this exciting chapter of your education journey, keep these ideas close: be excellent, hold tight to integrity, and foster the spirit of solidarity,” Dr. Ganiera implored. “Carry these values as you embark on this exciting new chapter.”

Out of the 507 practice teachers, 153 (BEEd-67, BSEd-86) are from the main campus, 65 (BEEd-17, BSEd-48) from New Bataan, 134 (BEEd-44, BSEd-90) from the Montevista campus, and 155 (BEEd-37, BSEd-118) from Maragusan.

Meanwhile, in her address, Dr. Gloryjean C. Altamera, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, advised the practice teachers to persevere and contribute to DDOSC’s overarching mission.

“Stay focused [sic] and have faith that you are capable of achieving your own unique version of success. [sic] May you all be inspired to persist and contribute to the realization of Davao de Stat College’s mission to [sic] provide golden opportunities to its stakeholders.”

For the students and their parents or guardians, the pinning ceremony is a major milestone in their academic journey and a reminder of their dedication and commitment. (DDOSC-IU)