Tacloban City—A public elementary school teacher from the Tacloban City division bagged first place in a recent global conference of educators from the Asia-Pacific region.
Jejomar Villacorte of Rizal Central School in Tacloban won the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding’s (APCEIU) Challenge for 2020 Sharing Stories on Asia Pacific Education Movement (SSAEM) Online Conference, earning plaudits from Department of Education (DepEd) regional director Dr. Ramir Uytico.
“Having won in this international competition, Villacorte has proven that Region 8 is great,” said Uytico.
“He has now reaped successes from his hard work and determination. Aside from his achievement of being the only one from the region who passed the rigorous screening for the Philippines-Korea Teacher Exchange Programme, he has surpassed my expectations,” he added.
The director said he hoped that all teachers in Region 8 “would also find ways to give honor to the Department.”
The SSAEM is an annual gathering of various stakeholders and the general public. The event is organized to promote the upcoming 2020 Online SSAEM Conference and provide alumni with a broader range of opportunities to participate in the event and to produce a video for the opening ceremony and create valuable educational materials.
It aims to maximize the impact of Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange by sharing experiences of all Teacher Exchange Programme alumni from partner countries, according to the DepEd.
Earlier, Villacorte was also awarded as one of the outstanding Tacloban City division scholars for participating in the Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme for three months.
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