DepEd needs a change in 2023: 10 Conclusive things for a speedy start
DepEd needs a change in 2023 for the betterment of the educational set-up in the country. For many decades, the department was and is still facing several issues. These issues once and for all should come to an end. DepEd needs a change in 2023 and this will only be possible if there is a total transformation.
Here are the 10 conclusive things that must change for a speedy start in the next years to come:
1. TEACHER-APPLICANTS RANKING AND HIRING PROCESS
There should be standards in the ranking and hiring process of teacher-applicants. The division offices shouldn’t favor principals who hire teachers because of personal kinship. There should be no bias and the hiring process should always be according to what is in the rank. Most of the time, we hear rumors about teachers who weren’t hired even if they were in the higher ranks.
2. BUDGET ALLOCATION
The budget allocation should be fair to all public schools. The department must see to it that the schools have enough budgets for whole school year.
3. DIVISION OFFICES AND STAFFING
The division office should see to it that they have enough non-teaching personnel. They must ensure that all their staffs can accommodate different municipalities. Most of the time, the division office can’t handle many concerns due to few staffs. In this case teachers from far stations will have to return the next day for the documents they need.
4. EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR UNEXPECTED HAPPENINGS
DepEd needs a change in 2023 and it is a must. In cases of natural destructions, we have observed that it takes many years for DepEd to take action. There must be enough emergency funding in case schools get destroyed. There should be enough funding for any unexpected natural disasters.
5. TEACHER’S PAPER WORKS AND LOADING
Teachers should focus teaching and not doing some extra paperwork. They also shouldn’t give extra loads to teachers aside from teaching.
6. SCHOOL FORMS
DepEd needs a change in 2023 and this includes a need to upgrade the school forms. School forms should now be available online and not manual. The world is going techie yet here we are in the public schools writing our forms.
The department should see to it that there is proper implementation of memorandum. Contributions in the district and ion the schools are still ongoing. Teachers should not be the one to shoulder every expense. There shouldn’t be any collection of contributions.
8. DIVISION OFICE STAFF MOBILITY
The department should only hire well-trained office staffs, not those lousy ones. There are many unresponsive staffs in the division offices. We need staff mobility because every second counts for the teachers who can’t have a regular visit. Poor teachers sometimes they are to wait forever for their documents. This is because some staffs are loafing.
9. SCHOOLS PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION
One protocol must be the same and true to all schools. The problem in the division offices of DepEd is that their memos are sometimes not clear. Many heads have different opinions and sources. The ending output will be different from the expectation.
10. TRAININGS AND SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS
Once and for all, DepEd needs a change in 2023. It will start by DepEd providing fair chance to all teachers to attend trainings. Re-echoing the seminars is a different situation. The speaker ability plays a major role in these activities. – Alec | Helpline PH