DepEd: No room for complacency, enable modern and efficient governance
“Today, there is no room for complacency at DepEd,” Duterte said during the 10th anniversary of the Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ) on Friday, Nov. 18.
“As promised in the Basic Education Development Plan 2030, DepEd will be enabled by modern, efficient, and nimble governance and management processes,” she added.
Duterte discussed the BEDP 2030, it is the first long-term plan for basic education.
It serves as a strategic roadmap for improving the quality of basic education as well as the learners’ experiences in the basic education learning environment.
Duterte also recognized the contribution of RCTQ in enhancing teacher quality in the country through the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST).
The RCTQ invested over three years of research and consultations to produce the PPST, Duterte said,
These standards were adopted by DepEd in 2020.
Duterte noted that through RCTQ’s help in embedding these standards in the agency’s human resource systems, “DepEd is now able to issue more informed policies on teacher hiring, promotion and career progression, teacher professional development, and rewards and recognition.”