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Teachers need support in continuing education – Lawmaker

Teachers need support in continuing education – Lawmaker

Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go emphasized the need to secure the welfare of teachers for them to continue their critical role in education.

Go praised President Rodrigo Duterte for signing Republic Act 11713, also known as the Excellence in Teacher Education Act of 2022.

“Alam kong napakahirap ng buhay ngayon kaya dapat patuloy natin ibigay ang nararapat na suporta sa ating mga guro, lalong-lalo na at nasa gitna pa tayo ng krisis. Kung gusto natin umunlad ang educational sector, bigyan natin ng karampatang suporta at importansiya ang mga guro,” the senator said.

“Habang ang mga kabataan ang pag-asa ng ating kinabukasan, napakaimportante po talaga na pangalagaan natin ang ating mga guro dahil sila po ang pangunahing maghuhulma sa ating mga kabataan,” he added.

The law seeks to nurture teachers to ensure that they are geared to create an effective learning environment for their students.

It also mandates the establishment of Teacher Education Centers of Excellence in strategic places in all regions.

The law also institutionalizes the National Educators Academy of the Philippines to provide quality programs on teacher education.

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