DepEd to train teachers as school managers
By Freddie G. Lazaro
Candon City (20 December) -- Government educators will be trained as managers for the efficient operations of all public schools nationwide, according to Education Secretary Jesli Lapus.
"Anything that moves, anything that runs properly there's management involved," Lapus said in a press conference during his visit in Candon City on the other day.
He said that the teachers' management training program is line with the DepEd's present thrust which is "school-based management."
"With this training program, school principals and head teachers are made to handle a lot of management strategies for their own schools," he said.
"The training program is the training of teachers as administrators and managers because we gradually want to see school principals who are managers capable for planning, leading, implementing, managing, organizing, controlling and monitoring," he added.
He disclosed that this program will be the focus in the forthcoming teachers' congress to be held in Baguio City late this year.
"The national teachers' congress is an educational congress being held once a year and is an activity of teachers and stakeholders to set the tone of direction of the DepEd for next year.
Lapus stressed that the teachers' congress is a national gathering not only for teachers and stakeholders but also the different Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) considering that education program is a societal responsibility.
"The development of the country's education is not just the sole responsibility of the DepEd or the government but also all private sectors and NGOs all over the world," he told.
"It is clear that education is a societal responsibility because all of us were involved in the responsibility for the attainment of world-class education," he concluded. (PIA Ilocos Sur) [top]