Cotabato City (July 9, 2018) – About 6,000 public school teachers have been hired since Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) took his seat in the regional government in December 2011.
The ARMM regional government invested heavily in providing quality education to Bangsamoro children. In recent years, the ARMM’s Education department (DepEd-ARMM) has made major improvements in the region’s educational system.
About 1,000 newly hired teachers in Maguindanao signed their appointment and deployment orders during an acceptance and mass oath-taking ceremony held here in the first week of July. New teachers in other provinces will sign the same orders in the coming months.
Gov. Hataman said the regional government will support the teachers in delivering high-quality education. A newly hired teaching personnel holding Salary Grade 11 without dependents will receive a gross basic salary of P20,179 and will have a net take-home pay of P20,012. In addition, the annual allowance intended for the purchase of classroom supplies was raised to P3,500 from P2,500 while the clothing allowance also increased to P6,000 from P5,000.
To finally solve the shortage of teachers in public schools, the DepEd-ARMM will be hiring an additional 3,000 new teachers and will finish constructing 921 classrooms in the region.
“May mga kwentong nagsasabi na ang pag-apply daw sa ARMM ay medyo mahirap,” said Norolhaq H. Usop, one of the newly hired teachers. He was among the walk-in applicants during the screening process conducted in May. “I feel so blessed kasi hindi na umabot ng ilang years ang application namin,” he said.
Now that he is officially a teacher in the region, Usop said he is ready for whatever duties his work will require. “I will really give my best para maibigay kung ano man ang kailangan ng ating mga kabataan,” Usop said.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
July 10, 2018 @ 09:18