MMSU student wins in SEAMEO’s essay writing tilt

Angelica Isabelle E. Moreno, a third year Bachelor of Secondary Education student of the MMSU College of Teacher Education (CTE), won in the online essay writing contest organized by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).


Moreno received a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of USD 200 (roughly Php 10,000) during the virtual awarding ceremony held on November 26. 


Themed “Stronger Together for Quality, Accessible, and Responsive Education,” the contest was conducted in celebration of the SEAMEO’s 55th anniversary. 


Moreno bested the other college students across the Philippines and from other SEAMEO’s member-countries who submitted entries from October 1 to November 15. 


In her essay titled, “Strength in Numbers,” Moreno emphasized the significant role of teachers in delivering quality, accessible, and responsive education, and highlighted how MMSU-CTE benefited from SEAMEO innovations and programs especially during these unprecedented times.


The SEAMEO’s essay writing contest was one way of taking pride in its achievements over the years as the Southeast Asian’s leading organization in promoting regional cooperation and human resource development in education, science, and culture. It was made open to all primary, secondary and tertiary students from the organization’s member-countries.


The SEAMEO was established in 1965 to foster regional cooperation, education, science and culture and works as a regional intergovernmental organization. (StratCom)