(Photo by Ang Suga)
Cebu Normal University (CNU) students paid tribute to all Normalite educators as the World Teachers’ Day is celebrated.
All teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Teacher Education (CTE) and Integrated Laboratory School (ILS), and College of Nursing (CN) were gathered at the Samuel McClintock (SM) Hall on October 3 together with the Administrative Council and students. CNU Balamban and Medellin students also showed appreciation to their teachers as they celebrated Teachers’ Day at their respective campuses.
The event was spearheaded by CNU Supreme Student Council (SSC) with the other mandated student organizations, namely Council of Liberal Arts and Sciences Students (CLASS), Educators’ Council (EC), and Nightingale Student Council (NSC). Student representatives from different organizations performed songs and dances to delight all educators. A series of performances came from Pop Jazz Dance Company, NSC, ILS, CLASS and EC, and the CNU Chorale.
Dr. Filomena Dayagbil, CNU President, acknowledged the teachers and other stakeholders, and thanked the SSC and the rest of the student organizations who made the event possible with their love and affection. She shared that Teachers’ Day is one of her favorite celebrations in school because “it puts premium on the importance of educators and faculty members in the delivery of quality service in the University.”
Dayagbil said that the learner is the center of education process, but the teacher makes the learner. She said, “The teacher builds or breaks the future of our learners.” She mentioned that it is her long term dream and aspiration to have a pool of faculty members who nurture learners and bring out the best in them. Dayagbil then gave emphasis on teachers’ character and competence to do it.
She then announced that the National Budget Circular (NBC) No. 461 has been approved and endorsed by the CNU Board of Regents. She said that approval of the board shows how supportive they are of the different ranks that the teachers have gained through perseverance, effort, and hard work. The documents will still be submitted to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Civil Service Commission (CSC) for evaluation.
“For me, that’s the best announcement and gift that I could give to all of us on Teachers’ Day as far as our efforts are concerned,” she said.
Teachers enjoyed their day as they witnessed the performances of the different student organizations. Educators also actively joined the community dance led by the CLASS and EC.
CNU Balamban Campus celebrated the day through an impromptu pageant prepared by SSC which was joined by the teachers. After which, a tribute from the students was done. A volleyball exhibition game also followed between the faculty and students.
CNU Medellin Campus also celebrated theirs through a message relay game with a twist which was participated in by both faculty and students. Performances and messages from the students then followed with the giving of tokens to the teachers. (JDF)