The education department is planning to hire 10,000 public school teachers and 5,000 non-teaching personnel by 2020–if the budget permits.
According to Department of Education (DepEd), it intends to hit its goals of improving the teacher-to-student ratio, enhance learning, and ease the workload of its personnel. DepEd is allocating P1.28 billion for the creation of 5,000 new non-teaching positions and P1.27 billion for the hiring of 10,000 teachers.
Also in 2020, the DepEd’s Computerization Program (DCP) will get P8.99 billion covering 4,300 e-classroom packages and 42,010 multimedia packages for schools; aiming to help teachers enhance the delivery of learning in the classrooms.
Moreover, the DCP provides relevant information technology structure, networking facilities, and information systems to all levels of governance of the agency.
“We recognize the need to provide our teaching and non-teaching personnel with work conditions that will enable them to deliver quality basic education for all. Steadily, we’re ensuring that they are unburdened of ancillary tasks and equipped with the necessary tools and materials to develop lifelong Filipino learners,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.
In 2016, the education department lowered the teacher-to-student ratio to 1:35 for elementary and 1:43 for secondary schools to enable teachers to better respond to the learning needs of their students.