An alliance of education advocates lamented that the Department of Education local officials have not responded to their pleas for the opening of several schools for indigenous peoples in the region.
In an interview in time for the first day of classes here, a local leader of indigenous groups said they want more materials to aid them in the education of their children.
The perennial problem of large class size, lack of classrooms and school facilities greet the student on the opening of school year 2015-2016 on Monday here.
Teachers here are expressing worry that they will only be a few pages ahead of their students because of the new teaching approach under the K to 12 curriculum.
The Department of Education in the region is 97% ready for the full implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) in public schools in 2016-2017 but teachers are questioning where the department based its readiness.
The chief of the local government’s Scholarship on Tertiary Education Program (STEP) could only accommodate 200 scholars this year.
Councilor Mabel Acosta warned students taking up technical and vocational courses to enroll only in government accredited courses.
A teachers’ group on Friday has urged the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Education (DepEd) to release the public school teachers’ performance-based bonuses before the yuletide break.
A youth legislator has questioned the huge P13.5 billion collection from 110 state universities and colleges (SUCs) that were supposed to be providing affordable education even for the country’s poor.
Members of a teachers union here welcomed the recent pronouncement of a Department of Education official in support of salary increase for public school teachers.
Private school administrators have expressed alarm over the rising number of students transferring to public schools despite the increase of government subsidy for private school education.
The Department of Education plans to provide a subsidy called the expanded voucher program to finance students enrolling at senior high school (Grades 11 and 12).