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Eastern Visayas is still National Achievement Test top achiever

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
September 5, 2009

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 happiness.

With her in jubilation were DepEd Division Superintendent for Southern Leyte, Dr. Violeta Alocilja and Division Superintendent Thelma Quitalig of Northern Samar.

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 level.

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.