As part of its celebration of the National Teachers’ month, the University
of Santo Tomas (UST) attempted to enter the Guinness World Records
with the formation of the “Largest Human Sentence” to honor teachers
on September 27, 2017 at the UST Athletic Field and Open Spaces.
The Guinness World Records attempt, through the initiative of the
UST College of Education Dean Dr. Allan B. de Guzman, Ph.D., gathered
17,011 students from all faculties and colleges of the University to form the
sentence “My Teacher is My Hero!” as a symbolic tribute to teachers from
all over the world.
UST’s “My Teacher is My Hero!” human formation is expected to
break India’s record for the Largest Human Sentence in 2016 where 16,550
participants from the Rotary International District 3000, Rotary Club of
Perambalur New Gen, and Roever Group of Institutions in Perambalur, India
formed the sentence “You can you will” in celebration of the International
Established in 1955, the Guinness World of Records is the primary
authority for verifying and authenticating attempts at World Records.
Guinness had previously recognized UST’s entry in 2011 where 13,266
participants formed the world’s largest human cross, specifically, the
Dominican cross, as part of the University’s quadricentennial celebration.
The National Teachers’ Month with the theme “Gurong Pilipino:
Kaakbay sa Progreso” for this year, is celebrated annually from September
5 to October 5. Presidential Proclamation no. 242 declares September 5 to
October 5 of every year as National Teachers’ Month and Republic Act no.
10743, declares October 5 as the National Teacher’s Day
The University of Santo Tomas is one of the leading private research universities in the Philippines and is consistently ranked among the top 1000 universities in the whole world. With academic degrees and research thrusts in the natural, health, applied, social, and sacred sciences, as well as business and management, the University continuously strives to make a positive impact on the society.
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