Thursday, March 6, 2014

DepEd Bicol needs 2,383 teachers

Before April 1, the Department of Education Regional Office V aims to hire 2,382 teachers who will man the Teacher I position. 1,138 of these vacant positions are for the elementary level (Grades I to VI), while 1,245 are for the secondary level (Grades VII and VIII, and YR III and IV).

DepEd Bicol needs 2,383 teachers
Already, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released a total of P9.52 billion from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) in the 2014 General Appropriations Act (GAA). The said amount will cover the funding requirement for the 31,335 teachers needed nationwide.

“Hiring more teachers is essential to the Administration’s goal of improving the teacher-to-student ratio in our education system. For a long time, Philippine public schools were crippled by a shortage of teachers who can amply guide our schoolchildren in their academic pursuits,” Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said.

DepEd has set standards to determine teacher requirements for different levels of education, such as setting the Teacher-Pupil Ratio of one teacher for an ideal number of students per class: For Kindergarten, the ideal ratio is 1 teacher to 25-35 students; elementary multigrade (different levels in one classroom): 1 teacher for less than 30 students (Grades I-II, III-IV, V-VI), elementary monograde (one level per classroom): 1 teacher for 40-50 students for Grades I-II; 1 teacher for 45-55 students for Grades III-IV; 1 teacher for 45-55 students for Grades V-VIII; and 1 teacher for 45-55 students for Secondary Level Years III-IV.

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