“I’m just a simple student of ASIST who dreamed of having a teacher’s license but God gave me bonus,” said Jona Elyssa Taeza Mayrong, 23, from Palaquio, Bucay. Jona Mayrong tops the August 12, 2019, Special Professional Licensure Examination for Teachers-Elementary in Abu Dhabi, UAE scoring 81.20%.

Mayrong graduated from ASIST-Lagangilang and currently teaches nursery at Chubby Cheeks Nursery in Dubai. Motivated by her family and friends, she found ways to get free review sessions in Dubai.

Despite her hectic working schedule, she managed to attend her review sessions every Friday. She said it was so tiring but she did not give up and the result was very rewarding. Now that she has her license, she plans to come back home to the province to practice her profession.

Mayrong said it is a privilege to give pride to the province and hopes to inspire more Abreño youth to excel in their chosen fields.