The Iligan City Statistical Coordinating Council (ICSCC) recently spearheads the 2nd Collegiate Statistics Essay Writing Contest on October 17, 2011 at the Department of College of Science and Mathematics, MSU-IIT. This contest is part of the activities for the 22nd National Statistics Month (NSM) and it’s in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics of MSU-IIT and Philippine Statistical Association –Iligan City Chapter. The theme of the essay writing contest is “Quality Social Protection Statistics for Focused Targeting: Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives “.
There are 18 participants with their coaches from different college and vocational schools in Iligan City who attend the contest including ICI. Three of all the representatives come from ICI namely: Sheena Pasigna and Arbil D. Ocutare from Programming Department and Shene Ann Joy Velez from the Multimedia Department. In addition to, one of ICI’s English teachers, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa prepares and assists the contestants.
Fortunately and as expected, the 2nd place award goes to Arbil D. Ocutare from ICI and the two other winners are captured by MSU-IIT’s contestants. Ocutare’s essay talks about the importance and value of statistics and the support of the public in improving and enhancing the quality and standards of statistics. During the culmination of the event, he receives a certificate of appreciation and cash prize. Members of the Board of Judges who evaluate the write-ups are the renowned and competent professors from the College of Mathematics of MSU-IIT.
Since it’s the first time that ICI attains recognition in the field of essay writing contest, the management is very proud of another achievement gained.