East­ern Visayas needs 908 teach­ers

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /INQUIRER.NET

TACLOBAN CITY — East­ern Visayas needs at least 908 teach­ers in the el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary lev­els for this school year which starts on June 5.

Nanette Pla, chief of the plan­ning of­fice of the Depart­mentof Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd) Re­gion 8, said at least 527 new teach­ers should be hired for the el­e­men­tary level and 381 for the sec­ondary level.

Ac­cord­ing to Pla, Leyte is short of 187 el­e­men­tary teach­ers and 80 in the sec­ondary level; South­ern Leyte, 47 in the el­e­men­tary and 22 in the sec­ondary; Bili­ran, 16 in the el­e­men­tary and 14 in the sec­ondary; Sa­mar, 52 in the el­e­men­tary and 87 in the sec­ondary; East­ern Sa­mar, 64 in the el­e­men­tary and 35 in the sec­ondary and in North­ern Sa­mar, 84 in the el­e­men­tary and 76 in the sec­ondary level.

Mean­time, among the six cities in East­ern Visayas, Tacloban City needs 16 el­e­men­tary teach­ers and nine in high school; Or­moc, 24 in the el­e­men­tary and 20 in the sec­ondary; Cal­bayog, 15 in el­e­men­tary and 15 in high school; Bay­bay, 10 in the el­e­men­tary and 11 in the sec­ondary; Maasin, four in the el­e­men­tary and three in the sec­ondary; and Boron­gan, three in each level.

East­ern Visayas has more than 22,000 teach­ers in el­e­men­tary schools and about 10,000 in sec­ondary schools in Leyte, South­ern Leyte, Bili­ran, Sa­mar, East­ern Sa­mar and North­ern Sa­mar.

Pla is en­cour­ag­ing the new board passers to teach in pub­lic schools where the salaries are get­ting higher.

A reg­u­lar teacher re­ceives a monthly in­come of around P20,000. About 1.08 mil­lion stu­dents are pro­jected to re­turn to classes be­gin­ning this June 5 across the re­gion.

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Ad­di­tional teach­ers are badly needed to fa­cil­i­tate learn­ing of pupils in pub­lic school in Leyte prov­ince.

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