The COED Dean, Dr. Guadalupe G. Saturinas and the Academic Chair, Dr. Roque A. Bongcac attended the first National Convention of Schools designated as Center of Training Institutions (COTs) on March 6-7, 2008 at the development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay City.
The dean personally received the citation from the DepEd Secretary, the Honorable Jesli A. Lapus. The citation is in recognition of the HNU’s mandate to initiate in-service training programs to enhance teaching competence of new graduates in the teacher education program in Bohol.
It can be recalled that HNU is the only teacher education institution in Bohol recognized by the DepEd as Center for Training making the University one of the 84 schools out of the more than 1,600 schools in the country offering teacher education.
Also present in the two-day gab were Dr. Nanelyn P. Defensor, Commissioner CHED; Dr. Vilma Labador, DepEd Undersecretary for Programs; Dr. Teoticia C. Taguibao, Chief Education Specialist of CHED and Dr. Beatriz G. Torno, Executive Director II, Teacher Education Council.