In Northern Samar
CATARMAN, Northern Samar– The provincial government of Northern Samar (PGNS) has taken proactive measures to address the shortage of teaching personnel in senior high schools throughout the province.
To this end, PGNS is planning to hire 100 Senior High School teachers, who should be included in the 2023 CAR-RQA. These dedicated educators will receive a monthly honorarium of P12,000.
At a recent meeting of the provincial school board on September 25, 2023, Noe Hermosilla, chief of the school governance and operations division (SGOD) of the Department of Education (DepEd) – Northern Samar, acknowledged the pressing issue of insufficient classrooms and teachers for senior high school students in the province.
Hermosilla stressed the importance of ensuring that the province-hired teachers, who will be assigned to various schools, “possess specialized degrees or skills in areas such as accountancy, engineering, mathematics, or other relevant fields.”
Governor Edwin Ongchuan reiterated his administration’s commitment in assisting the DepEd “not just addressing the shortfall of classrooms but also the shortage of teachers in the province.”
As of September 22, the Division of Northern Samar recorded a total of 185,642 enrollees from Kindergarten to senior high school, encompassing both public and private schools.
Furthermore, to bolster education in the province, the provincial government has already recruited 92 learning support aides.
These dedicated individuals are currently providing valuable assistance to elementary teachers in nurturing students’ foundational skills, with a particular focus on reading and writing proficiency.
(The Provincial Government of Northern Samar)