“I came to Thailand with only a pair of pants, two shirts, shoes and nothing but my bachelor’s degree, however, opportunities came and brought me where I am today,” these were the words of Lawrence Platon one of the PhD graduates as he gave a response to the University President’s speech in a recent concluded commencement exercises on May 24, 2015 at Indra Hotel.
Ifugao State University through the online program of St. Roberts International held its summer graduation for 2015. St. Roberts has produced three batches for Diploma in Teaching: the fifth batch composing of 45 graduates, sixth batch, 64 graduates, and the seventh batch, 68 graduates. There are two graduates of Bachelor of Elementary Education, five from Masters of Arts in Ed. program, and four earning Doctor of Philosophy.
Graduates were from different nationalities, Filipinos having the highest number of attendees. The graduates were inspired by their Guest Speaker, Dr. Curt De Berg, CEO Sage Global and an Accounting Professor of California State University, California, USA. He was introduced by Dr. Robert F. Galindez, President-CEO of the St. Roberts International.
Many Filipino professionals who have come to work in Thailand find themselves inside the classroom. Since teaching the English Language is the job which Filipinos are hired for in Thailand, even non education degree holders opt to grab the opportunity. However, Teachers’ Council of Thailand requires teacher’s license before anyone could teach. That was the dilemma of many who are already teaching but not licensed then.
But now St. Roberts International provides education to all students around the world. The school has an international teaching faculty and it has in-demand and affordable courses offered like Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor in Education, Masters of Arts and Doctoral programs. The company has given the opportunity to Filipinos around Thailand to be able to upgrade professionally and to qualify as educators so they could continue to teach and be licensed teachers in Thailand.