DepEd can use senior citizens to be volunteer teachers – NCSC
The National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) said that the Department of Education (DepEd) can use qualified senior citizens to become volunteer instructors to address scarcity of teacher.
According to NCSC Chairman Franklin Quijano, a “significant proportion of senior citizens are knowledgeable enough to assist teachers.”
“Our elderly parents and now, senior citizens are our first teachers… they are the best educators, supreme motivators and the greatest assets of our nation and they’re just there waiting to be tapped,” Quijano said.
Seniors can also take part in the DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela (BE) to help in the preparation for the start of the school year.
“Sara Duterte promised to evaluate [the plan’s] prominent aspects for prospective inclusion into DepEd’s existing program[s],” Quijano said.