DepEd continues regional consultation in Soccsksargen
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) said Thursday that its regional consultations continue as it reached its offices in the Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos) region.
The “high-level” discussions held Monday, February 27, aims to determine and address problems hounding schools under DepEd’s offices in Soccsksargen. Specifically, there are eight school division offices in the region with more than 44,000 personnel serving more than 1 million learners.
“The recent high-level consultation activity garnered a total of 180 issues and concerns from the field, which were clarified or addressed immediately by the Execom (executive committee) members,” DepEd said in a statement.
During the talk, DepEd Soccsksargen representatives voiced concerns about the individual strands’ finances, administration, school infrastructure and facilities, legal and legislative issues, and procurement.
Questions about the advancement and career development of teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, learner literacy, the use of technology in the delivery of education, and various modes of learning, were also raised during the meeting.
Prior to this, DepEd held regional consultations in Davao City, Aklan, and Tacloban.
More regions will be visited by the executive committee members of DepEd as consultations carry on in the coming months. — Kimberly D. Albaño, trainee
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