By Cip D.C. Cabrera
With the construction of more classrooms underway under the Marcos administration, DepEd aims to hire more teachers to fill in the shortage amid the resumption of in-person classes. (Photo from bicol-u.edu.ph)
MANILA — Under the leadership of Vice President and Secretary Inday’ Sara Duterte-Carpio, the Department of Education (DepEd)will be hiring some 10,000 teachers next year to beef up its teaching workforce in the country that has more than 47,000 public schools scattered across the archipelago.
According to DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa, they are planning on hiring additional teachers in support of the resumption of face-to-face (F2F) classes for this school year even as he reminded schools in a memorandum to continue filling up the vacancies for this year in order to have a sufficient workforce for the current year.
“Gusto lang natin paalalahanan ang ating mga paraalan na to fill up na iyong ating mga teaching positions. Kung ilan yung planong i-hire, next year we are planning—at least as far as the budget is concerned—we are planning to hire 10,000 teachers,” Poa pointed out.
The DepEd spokesperson likewise announced that the education department is also planning to finish the targeted construction of classrooms delayed due to lockdowns brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and under-utilization of its budget.
“Confident naman kami na matatayo namin iyong mga classrooms na gusto namin itayo as planned per budget,” he enthused while adding that the plan for the classrooms have already been detailed in the engineering plans as promised by President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.’s that there would be no lockdowns anymore. (ia/mtvn)