11.5K teachers hired in DepEd
According to the Department of Education (DepEd),a total of 11,580 teachers were hired and a total of 5,000 administrative officer items were created last year.
In its year-end accomplishment report, DepEd stated 15,331 teachers and school leaders received graduate scholarships while 17,636 were trained in early-grade language literacy.
A total of 161,700 teachers also completed the National Educators’ Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) subsidized teaching courses and 31,700 teachers underwent Teacher Induction Program.
The DepEd also prepared the National Learning Recovery Plan to guide regions, divisions and schools to address learning deficiencies due to pandemic-related disruptions.
“…The proposed policy is anchored on learning remediation and intervention, professional development, health, safety and mental wellness,” DepEd said.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has cited the importance of supporting teachers and not “scrimping on the amount” for the children’s education as the country’s future lies on them.