Deaf candidate passes board exam for teachers

  • The results for the Licensure Examinations for Teachers came out last May 25, 2019 and new Licensed Professional Teachers took their oath last July 7, 2019
  • One passer stood out with his very inspiring stride to passing the LET
  • His story has been an inspiration to many

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”- Elbert Green Hubbard

Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passer Kevin Gamboa holds this saying to be true.

Image capture of video by ABS-CBN News via Facebook

Kevin is one of the 19,659 elementary teachers out of 72,054 takers who passed the March 2019 LET. This is after failing the exam for six times.

On his seventh try, he passed the licensure exam and is the only deaf taker who successfully made it to the cut.

Image from Kevin Gamboa via Facebook

“Natutulog ako sa baba nun, sa lapag. Narinig ko na lang parang may umuungol. Pag-check ko, ‘yung magkapatid nag-iiyakan na. Sabi ng babae ko, Ma, pumasa na si Kevin,” Kevin’s mother Luisa Gamboa said.

Gamboa also recounted that Kevin never gave up on his dream of becoming a licensed professional teacher.

Image capture of video by ABS-CBN News via Facebook

Kevin was only two years old when he was diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss. Despite this, Kevin strived to study and has been an achiever as a student since then.

According to Kevin, his supportive family played a big role in pursuing his dream of becoming a teacher.

Kevin hopes to teach as a Special Education teacher in a public school.

Image capture of video by ABS-CBN News via Facebook

He is also hoping that his story would inspire many, especially individuals with disability.

“Sa mga deaf kong katulad, hinahamon ko kayo, huwag kayong susuko, huwag hihinto. Work hard lang and never stop dreaming,” Kevin said.

Source: ABS-CBN News Facebook

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