Education dep’t admits lack of teachers

The DepEd issued a memorandum asking its regional offices to fill in the new and vacant teaching items for this school year.

September 10, 2022

The Department of Education yesterday admitted that some schools are forced to have big class sizes not necessarily because of classroom shortages, but rather the lack of teaching personnel.

“There are really teachers who are a bit loaded, and there are also schools that have an excess when it comes to teachers,” DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said.

“So, the fastest intervention that we do in schools that have excess teaching staff subject to rules on transfer: If they agree, we transfer these teachers in schools that have a shortage of teachers,” Poa added.

Just recently, the DepEd issued a memorandum reiterating to its regional offices to fill in the new and vacant teaching items for this school year.

The agency earlier said it is planning to hire at least 10,000 teachers for next year.

“We will hire more teachers because we understand that there are situations whereby our teachers are really loaded,” Poa said.

“That’s something we are bent on resolving,” he added.


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