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Mother, son pass teaching exam together; mother earns top 10 spot

Mother, son pass teaching exam together; mother earns top 10 spot

A 65-year-old mother and her son passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET),  with the mother placing in the top 10. Photo: Radyo Bandera/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – In a heartwarming story of determination and familial support, Ma Nida Suarez, 65, and her son, Bezaleel James Moran, 24, passed the latest Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in the Philippines. 

Both took the exam simultaneously, with Suarez finishing in the top ten out of 91,468 examinees at the elementary level, with a score of 92.60%.

Suarez, who graduated with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of the Visayas Dalaguete Campus in 2020, had been unable to apply for the LET earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, she was determined to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher, and she could do so with the help of her son, who graduated from the University of the Eastern Philippines in Catarman, Northern Samar, in 2021.

Moran revealed in an interview with Radyo Bandera that his mother had previously taken several courses but had never completed them due to her constant shifting of focus. Regardless, she persisted and worked hard to provide for her family. Suarez, Moran's only child, divorced and later remarried.

While the Department of Education (DepEd) has age restrictions on hiring, DepEd 7 Regional Director Salustiano Jiminez stated that Suarez may still have the opportunity to teach in private schools. 

Suarez plans to use her expertise and knowledge to become a lecturer at Cebu's Carl E. Balita Review Center (CBRC). —iTacloban

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