COED Celebrates Pre-Service Teachers’ achievement with Inaugural Pinning Ceremony

Cebu Technological University Daanbantayan Campus -Bantayan Extension Campus recently held its first-ever Pinning and Testimonial Ceremony on March 24, 2023, at the CTU Bantayan Covered Court. This event marked a significant milestone for the College of Education students before they engaged in practice teaching.

The ceremony was attended by 18 Pre-service Teachers from the Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education program. The event started with an Invocation followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem and the ASEAN Hymn.

Dr. Marjorie L. Zanoria, Chairperson for OJT, welcomed the attendees and explained the statement of purpose. Ms. Girlie F. Fariola, the Campus Director, gave her inspirational message and words of gratitude to the parents. She encouraged the Student Teachers to keep their love for teaching burning and to perform well in their respective cooperating schools. 

Miss Janine Maritel Cueva, COED, BTLED-HE Student, narrated the journey of BTLED 4 students from the beginning until the pandemic happened. She emphasized that the main reason for going through the rough process and struggles were falling in love with the course they chose to take.

The event’s highlight was pinning nameplates by proud parents or guardians on stage. A pinning ceremony is a formal event that marks a significant milestone in a person’s life. During the ceremony, a symbolic pin, the nameplates, was presented to the pre-service teachers as a tangible reminder of their accomplishment and a way to signify the new phase of their academic endeavor.

Ms. Charina N. Mata, a COEd faculty member, deeply showed her gratitude for the successful event and the celebration of the moment through her closing message.

The Pinning and Testimonial Ceremony at CTU Bantayan Extension Campus marked a milestone for every Education student that showed they had come this far. They had finally achieved the status of being officially recognized as Pre-Service Teachers.

Words by Girlie F. Fariola