Jochelle Mae Sucuano

Jochelle Mae Sucuano Makes History as She TOPPED the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in September 2021

(Admer Balingan)

           The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announced that more than 15,000 teachers passed the September 2021 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

           One of the successful examinees was an ACD and BEEd graduate— Jochelle Mae Sucuano— who did not only pass the exam, but also aced it to the Top 3 with a score of 91.40 percent. For the first time in a very long time, she made history for the school after taking an excellent placement in the line of LET exam passers. The result instantly propelled within and outside the school community as a lot of her friends, batchmates, ACD students, and some of her former professors congratulated her through a Facebook post.

           But what seems almost a seamless feat, Jochelle shared in one of her FB posts on December 2, 2021, “I went through a lot that there [were] times that I have thought of giving up.”

           In the same post, she also mentioned her disappointment when the exam she had prepared so much for was canceled due to the pandemic in March 2020.

           “I was really frustrated and devastated. I was prepared, I studied hard all for nothing?” she wrote, and weeks after the cancellation, on her very birthday, she shared that her mother died.

          “Grabe akong disappointments (I was very disappointed), I always cried myself to sleep. I asked HIM if deserve ba nako ni (if I deserve this), I questioned HIM so much because at that moment I just couldn’t understand why.”

           The process was never a walk in the park for Jochelle, but despite the many painful events that came her way, she did not allow them to deter her from going on, despite the doubts she had in herself, and despite doubting her chances of passing as well as God’s signs, believing that He would fail her once again.

           But when the result came out, she realized, “God is indeed a faithful God. He always keeps his promises. God has always a perfect timing for everything, never early, never late.”

           Assumption College of Davao expressed its highest regard for Sucuano’s accomplishment by presenting her with a cash incentive and a plaque on December 16, 2022 at ACD auditorium by the Director of Administration, Jopriz Bueno, MASoR, and Sr. Julie Abarquez, m.a.

           It is indeed true that Jochelle Mae Sucuano exemplified excellence as one of the attributes of an Assumptionist.