PIA Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2012
Dep Ed Regional Secretary starts reforms in DepEd-ARMMCOTABATO CITY, Jan. 30, (PIA) -- The newly appointed head of the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao DepEd-ARMM) vows to push needed reforms in support of OIC-regional governor Mujiv Hataman's reform agenda for the region.
Atty. Jamar Kulayan who was recently appointed by Hataman as DepEd-ARMM regional secretary assured to pursue reforms to address and resolve the perennial problems hounding the agency in order to improve the quality of education in the region.
Kulayan said initial steps being undertaken are the inventory of teachers and school buildings, review of their qualifications, and compulsory preparation of lesson plan, among others.
“Hindi sila gumagawa kundi bumibili ng lesson plan at ang danger diyan hindi tugma sa school curriculum, dahilan upang makumpromiso ang kalidad ng pagtuturo so we are pursuing a uniform lesson plan,” ( They (teachers) buy ready made lesson plans instead of preparing it. The danger in this is that it does not conform to the curriculum set thus comprising the quality of teaching, so we are pursuing a uniform lesson plan), Kulayan said.
Kulayan said, he will issue guidelines and schedule for the submission of requirements including the Daily Time Record to avoid unnecessary delay in the release of salaries assuring regular open dialogue with school officials and teachers in a bid to improve and enhance implementation of DepEd’s programs and services in the autonomous region. (pbchangco/PIA Cotabato City)