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P1.5-B budget to retool public school teachers

P1.5-B budget to retool public school teachers

A lawmaker has proposed a PHP1.5-billion budget for the in-service skills retooling of public school teachers to reinforce their competencies to deliver lessons in English, Mathematics, and Science.

Quezon City (4th District) Rep. Marvin Rillo said Congress has been allocating an average of PHP746 million per year in the national budget for the in-service training of teachers, but added that the allocation should be doubled at PHP1.5 billion every year starting in 2024.

“Our teachers deserve more support in terms of continuing professional development courses and other interventions so that they can improve their abilities to teach English, Math, and Science more effectively,” Rillo said.

He noted that the DepEd should partners with public and private institutions, such as the University of the Philippines, Philippine Normal University, and the Development Academy of the Philippines, to implement in-service training programs to upgrade the expertise of teachers.

“If necessary, the DepEd should also enlist the help of educators from the best private K-12 schools to help in the training courses,” he said.