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PIA Press Release
2009/06/07

DepEd 8 adopts strategic interventions to solve school concerns

Tacloban City (June 7) -- In order to solve some concerns besetting the schools under the Department of Education Region 8, strategic interventions were adopted.

This was learned from DepEd Regional Office 8 Director Sol Matugas who said that the Arroyo administration is not resting in its desire to solve the education problems that hinders the attainment of better quality of education in the country.

For shortage of teachers, Director Matugas said that additional teaching slots were given by the Department of Education to the Region. In some instances, the DepEd requested the local government units to give fund the honorarium or salaries of teachers in schools where permanent items are not available.

Another strategy used is to continue the implementation of educational service contracting scheme and increase the allocation of the number of beneficiaries in qualified private schools. Still another is to utilize excess teachers in either elementary or secondary level to teach where their services are needed most.

For the shortage of classrooms, DepEd has adopted the Double Single Session Program, has continued the night classes in the cities especially in the secondary level and classrooms utilized as offices of school heads were vacated. Another strategy is to use vacant private houses in barangays and towns and other public facilities as temporary classrooms to be rented by DepEd.

To solve the problems of shortage of seats, the parents are encouraged to let their children bring chairs to classrooms. Excess chairs and desks in some schools are given to schools with shortages and broken chairs and desks were repaired during the Brigada Eskuwela.

For the shortage of Textbooks and Instructional Materials, DepEd adopted the Textbook Exchange Program within the district or municipality, and encouraged the conduct of property inventory of books, supplies and Instructional materials stocks in the property room. (PIA 8) [top]

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