Mindanao State University
Iligan Institute of Technology
CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS
THE ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF CERTIFICATE OF
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING (ASCPRT)
THE DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION,
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
We, the members of the Association of Students of
Certificate of Professional Teaching (CPRT) of the Department
of Professional Education, College of Education, MSU-IIT,
seeking the aid of the Divine Providence, in order to establish
an organization that shall embody our ideals, promote closer
ties and unity among CPRT students, maintain a harmonious
relationship with DPRE professors of the College of Education,
help achieve the goals of the Institute as well as safeguard our
common interest and welfare, do ordain and promulgate this
NAME AND NATURE
Section 1. The organization shall be known as the Association
of Students of the Certificate of Professional Teaching of the
Department of Professional Education of the College of
Education, MSU-IIT and shall have the acronym ASCPRT.
Section 2. The Association of Students of Certificate of
Professional Teaching shall be self-governing, non-stock, and
Section 3. Its principal office shall be within the MSU-IIT
campus, specifically at the Office of the Department of
Professional Education, College of Education.
DECLARATIOIN OF PRINCIPLES
Section 1. The student’s interest and performance in any school
activity is a reflection of his/her educational training and
Section 2. The support and encouragement of the faculty
members of the Department of Professional Education to the
academic needs and interest of the students shall be sought
OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE
Section 1. To unite all students enrolled in the Certificate of
Professional Teaching Program of the College of Education,
MSU-IIT, for the concerted effort in all matters and activities
pertaining to the Association.
Section 2. To contribute to the realization of the goals and
objectives, and the vision and mission of the College of
Education and the MSU-IIT at large through active participation
in the academic and non-academic programs of the Institute,
the development of the culture of professionalism, responsible
leadership and academic excellence coupled with a deep sense
of nationalism and patriotism among the members.
Section 3. To work for the welfare of the members and the
enhancement of their education through social, cultural and
other activities like seminars, lectures and remedial classes,
and seek solutions or alternatives to answer student’s
problems or needs in relation to his/her education and
Section 4. To promote fellowship, loyalty and cooperation
among the members of the Association, to reach out to the
Alumni of the CPRT Program for them to participate in
strengthening the CPRT Program in whatever way they can,
and to maintain a harmonious symbiotic relationship between
the Students and Alumni of the CPRT Program, Faculty
Members of the Department of Professional Education and the
Administration of the MSU-IIT.
Section 1. Regular membership in the organization is limited to
students of the MSU-IIT, who are officially enrolled in the CPRT
Program of the Department of Professional Education, College
Section 2. Special or Honorary membership is afforded to the
Alumni of the CPRT Program who were awarded their
Certificates of completion of the CPRT Program.
Section 3. All members except special or honorary members
must pay a semestral membership fee, the amount of which
shall be determined by the appropriate body, to be collected by
the Treasurer during the enrolment period and after. The
proposed semestral membership fee shall be presented to the
general assembly for its approval in a meeting called for that
Section 4. Membership begins upon admission to the CPRT
Program and is perfected upon official enrolment and may be
lost by formal dismemberment through withdrawal of
enrolment for current members, or formal resignation for
honorary members. Honorary membership begins upon the
endowment of the Certificate of Completion of the CPRT
Section 5. Any member shall be subject to suspension and
expulsion for disloyalty, culpable violation of the rules and
regulations of the Association and the MSU-IIT, and other such
acts inimical to the organization.
Section 6. Admission, registration, suspension and expulsion of
a member shall be decided, administered and enforced by the
organization’s Executive Council and the Faculty Members of
the Department of Professional Education.
Section 1. The highest policy making and governing body of the
organization is the Executive Council which shall be composed
of officers duly elected annually by all the members of the
organization in a meeting specially called for that purpose duly
convened by the Faculty Adviser of the CPRT Program. The
officers of the Executive Council shall be composed of the
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Public
Information Officer, Two (2) Sergeant-at-Arms and, Muse and
her Escort, the Prince Charming.
Section 2. The Executive Council shall perform the following
a. To exercise general supervision and administration over
all affairs of the organization;
b. To organize the students of the CPRT Program to
participate in the scheduled activities of the College of
Education and the MSU-IIT in general;
c. To plan and carry out cultural and social activities for
the development of the members;
d. To create different committees as may be deemed
e. To propose amendments to the Constitution and By-
f. To impeach, suspend, recall or accept the resignation of
any member; and,
g. To assess and evaluate activities every semester.
Section 2. There shall be an organization per class as a basic
unit of the organization.
Section 3. The Head of the Faculty of the Department of
Professional Education, College of Education, shall automatically
be the Adviser of the organization.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Section 1. A meeting shall be held on any working day of the
third week of the first semester of the school year to be called
upon by the outgoing President or in his/her absence, the
Faculty Adviser, for the purpose of electing the set of officers of
the Executive Council of the organization. A majority of all
members present at a meeting, which shall be fifty percent plus
one, shall constitute a quorum to do business.
Section 2. The election of officers of the Executive Council shall
be done through tradition open voting by rising of the right
Section 3. All elected officers shall serve or have a term of one-
school year. They can be re-elected if they still have one-school
year to complete the CPRT Program even if their only subject in
the second semester is Practice Teaching. They shall continue
to discharge their duties until their respected successors shall
have been elected unless relieved from their official position
through the system of democratic recall.
Section 4. No officers of the Executive Council shall be elected
from students whose only subject in the CPRT Program is
Section 5. Every class shall elect their own set of officers and
will be the basic unit of the organization.
DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Section 1. The President shall call and preside over all regular
and special meetings of the Executive Council. He/She shall
sign all important correspondence and counter sign all
disbursements authorized by the Executive Council. He/She
shall submit a semestral written report to the Executive Council
and an annual financial and activity report to the Director of the
Department of Students Affairs copy furnished the Head of the
Department of Professional Education and the Dean of College
of Education at the end of the school year. He/She shall appoint
officers among the members of the organization to fill in vacant
positions in case one or more officers resigned or became
incapacitated to perform his/her duties. He/She establish links
with other organizations within the MSU-IIT, and shall perform
such other functions inherent in his/her Office.
Section 2. The Vice-President shall assume the powers and
duties of the President in case of the temporary absence of the
latter. In case of the resignation, withdrawal of enrolment,
dropping of all subjects or incapacity of the President, he/she
shall automatically be vested with the powers and duties of the
Section 3. The Secretary shall issue notices of meetings, record
the minutes of the meetings of the officers and of the general
assembly, and shall be the custodian of all records of the
organization. He/She shall prepare minutes of each meeting
certified correct by him/her and attested by the President.
He/She shall prepare and submit semestral reports on all
activities to the Executive Council.
Section 4. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the money
and properties of the organization, sign all disbursements,
records pertaining to money and property belonging to the
organization, render monthly, semestral and annual report on
the financial standing of the organization or whenever required
by the Executive Council. All disbursement of funds shall be
approved by the President. Should the organization be able to
secure a savings account, withdrawals from said account which
were duly approved by the President shall be jointly signed by
the Treasurer and the Faculty Adviser. The Treasurer together
with the President shall submit a duly audited financial report to
the Director of the Department of Student Affairs copy
furnished the Head of the Department of Professional Education
and Dean of the College of Education at the end of the school
year. The Treasurer shall be empowered, with the concurrence
of the President, to appoint an assistant to help in the collection
Section 5. The Auditor shall audit, examine and verify the
organization’s expenses, disbursements and receipts, including
donations, contributions and fines. He/She shall perform other
duties as may be assigned by the President.
Section 6. The Public Information Officer shall take charge of
the announcement and dissemination of all activities and
programs of the organization and shall perform other functions
particularly those that involve public relations subject to the
approval of the President.
Section 7. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall assist the President in
the maintenance of peace and order in the organization as well
as help in the promotion of cleanliness and orderliness of the
class, and shall perform other tasks as assigned by the
Section 8. The Muse and her Escort, the Prince Charming shall
represent the CPRT Program in any event that requires their
participation but not limited to beauty competitions. They shall
also perform duties and functions as assigned by the President.
Section 9. The Faculty Adviser shall assist the Executive Council
in fulfilling their functions.
RIGHTS AND DUTIES
Section 1. Every member of the organization shall have the
a. To participate actively and fully in all meetings called for
by the Executive Council or by the President;
b. To be fully informed of all affairs of the Organization, its
programs, projects, activities and of the policies
adapted by the organization;
c. To propose in any meeting matters of interest other
than those stated in the agenda; and,
d. To vote and be voted upon in any election.
Section 2. Every member has the following duties:
a. To endeavor to attend all meetings and other
gatherings of the Organization and to cooperate in its
sponsored projects and activities unless prevented from
doing so by some justifiable causes;
b. To safeguard the organization from any internal and
external threats; and,
c. To pay the required fees.
SUSPENSION, IMPEACHMENT AND RECALL
Section 1. Any officer of the organization may be impeached or
may undergo a system of democratic recall for:
a. Willful violation of the Constitution and By-Laws;
b. Gross neglect of duties and functions;
c. Dishonesty, misconduct, indecency in Office or failure to
cooperate in the activities of the organization;
d. Malversation of funds; and,
e. Habitual and unexcused absences in regular meetings.
Section 1. All funds that the organization may have as a result
of its fund raising activities, donations, solicitations, and other
fees collected shall be used for the benefit of the organization
Section 2. The organization shall have an official seal or logo
approved by a simple majority vote of the members of the
Section 1. The organization shall hold meeting once in every
Section 2. The Executive Council shall hold as often as possible
or whenever needed as the circumstance warrant.
Section 3. General assembly meetings and special meetings of
the officers or the general assembly may be called upon by the
President as the need arises.
Section 4. No meetings shall be held on an examination day.
Section 5. No meeting shall be called to order unless there is a
quorum. A majority of all the members or officers present at a
meeting shall be fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) to constitute
a quorum. This shall be certified to by the Secretary before the
meeting is called to order.
Section 6. Notice of meeting shall be sent or posted in the
bulletin boards at least two (2) days before it shall take place
except for emergency meetings.
AMENDMENT AND RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
Section 1. Any amendment of the Constitution and By-Laws
becomes effective only after approval of the Director of the
Student Affairs and after its ratification by the majority
members of the organization.
Section 2. The Constitution and By-Laws become effective only
after approval by the Director of Student Affairs and upon
ratification by the majority members of the organization.
ALIKHAN O. ABUAT
CPRT Class Batch 2011-2012