Free Post-Graduate Education For All Teachers Pushed
Nueva Ecija 2nd District Rep. Joseph Gilbert Violago filed a measure granting free post-graduate education to public and private school teachers in State Colleges and Universities and Local Universities and Colleges.
In his proposed House Bill 5868 or the Free Post-Graduate Education for Teachers Act, Violago stressed postgraduate education equips teachers with skills and knowledge that were not focused on during their undergraduate studies.
He added that post graduate education enhances teacher’s employability.
“In the Philippines, teachers both in public and private educational institutions are severely underpaid. They look forward to being promoted because aside from being a symbol of being effective and active in their chosen career, it would result in a raise in their salaries,” Violago said in his explanatory note.
He emphasized that one way to be promoted is enhancing one’s skillset.
“Considering the financial incapability of majority of teachers to defray the cost of postgraduate education, the government should provide opportunity for the advancement of teachers,” he added.
Under the measure, public and private school teachers must be active in the service and have rendered at least two consecutive years of teaching prior to the date of the application.