FREE ED­U­CA­TION FOR ALL

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

ROBERT DAVID PEREZ

As a pub­lic school teacher, the sig­nif­i­cance of qual­ity teach­ing for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion can­not be un­der­val­ued. It is ev­ery­one’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to help the needy, poor, des­ti­tute and those un­der­priv­i­leged. The good thing is this duty can be re­ceived through pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion with its goal to have free ed­u­ca­tion for all.

Presently, teach­ers in all lev­els are ap­pro­pri­ately trained and qual­i­fied. Pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment through sem­i­nars and fo­rums, and high qual­ity con­tin­u­ous learn­ing is ac­cessed in or­der to en­sure that teach­ers are welle­quipped when they teach their stu­dents. These op­por­tu­ni­ties are given by pub­lic au­thor­i­ties with no cost to pub­lic school teach­ers. Aside from that these tools are up to par with the fast-chang­ing so­ci­ety of tech­nol­ogy we have to­day.

Though there are sev­eral ob­sta­cles that pre­vent qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion for all, no­tably the lack of in­fras­truc­ture and re­sources, il­lit­er­acy rate for women which is higher than that of men, and short­age of teach­ers – free qual­ity ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion is one of the best so­lu­tions to fight these is­sues. Free qual­ity ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion is es­sen­tial for life­long learn­ing, in or­der for peo­ple to de­velop suf­fi­cient skills to con­trib­ute pos­i­tively in the so­ci­ety.

Now, with the pro­gres­sive changes in the pub­lic schools, ev­ery­one can gain knowl­edge and have a brighter fu­ture.

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The au­thor is Head Teacher I at Malino Na­tional High School, San Jose Malino, Mex­ico, Pam­panga

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