TACLOBAN CITY- More than 4,100 teachers are needed in the region to fill up its vacancies for the incoming school year.
Of the 4,124 vacancies needed, 2,334 is or junior high school, 1,780 for kinder and elementary with the 10 remaining slots for senior high school.
Jasmin Calzeta, information officer of the regional Department of Education (DepEd), said that the vacancies have already given funding allocation by their central office.
She added that while she could not give exact data, there are applicants who want to fill up the vacancies from the 23 school divisions of the region.
“These vacancies are to be filled up for this school year. But while we have several applicants for these vacancies, still applicants, aside from passing the teachers’ board, they need to undergo hiring process like exams and demonstration,” she said.
The starting salary for teacher I is P21,000.
Calzita said that of the 4,124 vacancies of the region, Leyte has the highest teachers need at 1,291-683 for junior high school and 608 for kinder and elementary.
Northern Samar has the second highest need of teachers at 657-401 for junior high school and 256 for kinder and elementary.
Samar need 602 new teachers for junior high school (356) and kinder and elementary (246).
Among the cities of the region, Ormoc has the highest need at 237,135 for kinder and elementary and 102 for junior high school followed by Tacloban at 228-129 for kinder and elementary and 99 for junior high school.
Other provinces and cities that need new teachers in the region are Eastern Samar(184 for junior high school and 127 for kinder and elementary);Southern Leyte,170 for junior high school and 89 for kinder and elementary; Biliran,89 for kinder and elementary(60) and junior high school(29).