Eastern Visayas is
still National Achievement Test top achiever
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY –
Eastern Visayas Regions is still number one top achiever in the
National Achievement Test. This means that the students in Region 8
continue to move towards mastery in English, Mathematics, Science,
Filipino and HEKASI.
This happy news was
gathered through a phone patch with the exultant Department of
Education Region 8 Director Sol F. Matugas who said that the awarding
ceremonies and the press conference of the 2009 NAT Top Achievers at
the Pearl Hall, SEAMEO INNOTECH Regional Center, Commonwealth Avenue,
Diliman, Quezon City, have just been over.
Eastern Visayas shared
the limelight with Region 3 and CARAGA regions. Director Matugas said
that for purposes of the awarding, the DepEd Divisions have been
divided into three clusters, the big regions including Region 3 are in
Cluster 1, then there is Cluster 2 where Region 8 belongs and Cluster
3 or the small regions where CARAGA Region belongs to.
There are other
citations like the most improved region, the Region where the student
with highest score belongs, and many others, which Director Matugas
couldn’t identify as of press time because of excitement and
With her in jubilation
were DepEd Division Superintendent for
Southern Leyte, Dr. Violeta Alocilja and Division Superintendent
Thelma Quitalig of
Eastern Visayas has
been consistently topping the NAT, an annual examination used to
determine public school students’ achievement level, strengths and
weaknesses in key subject areas.
The result of the 2009
NAT means that the students in Region 8 continue to move towards
mastery in English, Mathematics, Science, Filipino and HEKASI,
Director Matugas disclosed.
Among the findings in
the result of the 2009 NAT is that public school students performed
better than the private school students. Another finding is that rural
schools showed higher mastery than urban schools.
Moreover, the results
of the 2009 NAT showed that more students of public schools are moving
towards mastery while private school students have average mastery
Generally, the 2009
NAT results show that there is an increasing or improving trend in the
achievement levels of excellence.
Asked her the secret
formula in topping NAT consistently ever since she became the DepEd
Regional Director in Eastern Visayas, Director Matugas said that her
formula is strong partnership with all the education stakeholders;
effective leadership at all levels, from the region to division to
district and to schools; hiring of quality teachers; and a shared
vision of Excellence in education.
The good director will
leave a great legacy of consistently leading Region 8 toward topping
the NAT from the time she came up to the time she left Region 8, as
she is retiring in October.