Around 9,650 new teachers are expected to be hired by the Department of Education (DepEd) this year, according to its spokesperson on Thursday.
"Ayon sa ating pag-uusap with our HR, ang target talaga natin, kasi meron tayong teacher items... we are targeting to hire around 9,650 ‘yung target natin for this year. Of course, subject to the normal application process dahil civil servants po ang ating mga teachers," DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa told reporters.
(Based on our discussions with our human resources department, we are targeting to hire around 9,650 this year. Of course, that is subject to the normal application process because our teachers are civil servants.)
Among the challenges the DepEd faces in the current academic year is a lack of teachers, on top of a shortage of school infrastructure and furniture.
In 2022, the DepEd hired 11,580 teachers, while 5,000 administrative officer positions were created in an effort to relieve teachers of their administrative duties. —VBL, GMA Integrated News