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Being recognized as one of the President’s Lister (PL) in an academic institution reflects one specific student's dedication, intelligence, and hard work. Therefore, this research investigated and revealed the real-life experiences of students who achieved President's List status as they endeavored to maintain consistency amidst the challenges posed by the pandemic. This phenomenological research comprised 10 participants, evenly distributed between in-depth interviews (IDI) and focus group discussions (FGD). These individuals were exclusively selected from Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences, and Technology, all of whom were consistent President's List (PL) students enrolled in the Institute of Teacher Education (ITEd), specifically third-year and fourth-year students. The collected data underwent analysis through coding and thematic analysis. The findings of the study delineated varied experiences, coping mechanisms, strategies, and perspectives of the chosen PL students regarding their pursuit of consistency amidst the pandemic. Lastly, the findings and results of the study are deemed essential and beneficial to the field of education, especially in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), as this may serve as their basis for crafting guidelines and policies like special scholarships to these honour students in support to their consistency with their academic pursuit. The results could also provide valuable insights to the Commission on Higher Education for formulating a memorandum and updating the Program Standard and Guidelines, particularly in implementing a flexible learning approach while taking into account the preparedness of both students and educators.


President’s Lister Consistency Phenomenology

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Jonelson C. Escandallo, Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology, Philippines

Program Coordinator, BSEd English Program 

Kristy Jane R. Muegna, Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology, Philippines

Program Coordinator, Elementary Education Program

Deveyvon L. Espinosa, Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology, Philippines

Acting Dean, Institute of Teacher Education

How to Cite
Escandallo, J. C., Muegna, K. J. R., & Espinosa, D. L. (2024). Grace Under Pressure: Unmasking the Accounts of Consistency of President’s Listers. International Journal of Asian Education, 5(1), 43–52.


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