‘Amazing!’ Woman ranks in Top 8 for two board exams

If it's already impressive for board takers to not only pass but also make it to the list of topnotchers, how much more amazing would it be if someone took two board exams, passed both, and secured top positions on both lists?

That is the story of Jane De Asis Entuna from Maasin City, Southern Leyte, who not only topped the November 2019 Agriculturist Licensure Examination but also the October 2022 Licensure Exam for Professional Teachers, securing the 8th place in both!

Woman ranks in Top 8 for two board exams

According to a report and interview by PEP, Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Animal Science from Visayas State University (VSU). She chose this degree program after learning that many of its graduates quickly find opportunities abroad and become wealthy due to high salaries.

According to her, she secured a Department of Science and Technology (DOST) RA 10612 scholarship during her third year of college. As part of the “return of service'” requirement, she needed to teach in a Senior High School under the Department of Education. Because of this, she decided to enroll in the Teacher Certificate Program at Saint Joseph College-Maasin so that she could take the Licensure Examination for Teachers and become more competent as an educator.

She graduated cum laude from VSU on June 14, 2019. She placed 8th in the November 2019 Agriculturist Licensure Examination, with a rating of 87.83%. She also completed the Teacher Certificate Program. In other words, she hit "two birds with one stone." She also pursued her teaching career.

After her success in the Licensure Examination for Agriculturists, Jane admitted that taking the Licensure Examination for Teachers would not be easy either. Therefore, she put a lot of effort into her review. She aimed to become a topnotcher in the LET as well because she felt embarrassed that she had topped the Agriculturist Board Exam but might not achieve the same in the LET.

During her review period, especially since it was during the height of the pandemic, her main obstacle was a poor internet connection. She also expended a lot of energy working eight hours at the school where she was assigned. There were times when she fell asleep while reviewing.

“Gusto kong i-prove na kahit pa di ako nag-aral ng apat na taon para maging guro, kaya ko pa ring maging isang LET topnotcher,” she said.

She was asleep when the Professional Regulation Commission released the results of the October 2022 LET on December 17, 2022. It was said that her mother teased her, saying she failed and her name wasn't on the list. When she opened her phone, she realized her mother was just teasing her because she passed—take note, she was in the top 8 again after getting 92.80%.

Currently, Jane is teaching as a Senior High School teacher in DepEd, and she reportedly plans to pursue her master's degree.

Congratulations, Teacher Jane!

— Noel Ed Richards, The Summit Express

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