DepEd To Hire 33,000 New Teachers, Foreign Students Enrolled In College Increased

According to the undersecretary and spokesperson Annalyn Sevilla of Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd), the government agency will potentially hire 33,000 new teachers nationwide. The mass hiring is the goal of DepEd in improving the teacher and student ratio and dodge classroom crowding to ensure quality education will inject to every school year.

There were 10,000 new teaching posts and additional 23,000 teaching vacancy as everyone awaits the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA). The undersecretary also encourages the new graduates and board passers to grab the opportunity as the DepEd needs new blood in the teaching positions.

The entry level salary for new teachers swirls around Php21,000 with an additional Php2,000 in cash allowance monthly. The new hired teachers will also have Php6,000 clothing allowance and are also enable to receive midyear and yearend bonuses and other government given incentives.

Though the agency are informed by the Department of Budget and Management to start hiring new teachers for DepEd. There are 23,000 accumulated vacant positions plus 10,000 teaching posts that could reach to 33,000 teaching job positions nationwide. 

DepEd undersecretary also welcomes the large number of examinees that passed the recent Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET), the number of passers (41,930) alone exceed the vacancies.

There were 4,100 classrooms that are for construction and in general, there is an average of 40 students sharing in one classroom nationwide. About 60,000 classrooms are for construction in the project and are ongoing construction and will be soon completed by the country’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Pangasinan posts more than 1,600 foreign students enrolled in college;

A total of 1,656 foreign students are recorded and enrolled in the province of Pangasinan alone according to the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI). The foreign students are 588 Indians, 305 which are Nigerians, 218 are from Nepal and 131 from Yemen take the big groups with small groups which are Japanese, Arabs, Koreans and Chinese.

Most foreign students takes up Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSBio) in different universities along Dagupan, San Carlos and Urdaneta. These students acquire visa through Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign students flock to provincial universities due to much cheaper tuition fees on a quality education and proficiency in English which include competent teachers and professors. Apart from foreign students, tourists from different countries tends to stay longer in Pangasinan specially in the coastal areas of the province in Bolinao, Alaminos and San Fabian.

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