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DBM approves 25 new positions under DepEd teacher council

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A TOTAL of 25 new and permanent positions were created under the Education department’s Teacher Education Council (TEC) to focus on improving teachers’ training and welfare, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Monday.

“To further empower our educators and foster quality education for the benefit of our learners, we have approved the organizational structure and staffing pattern of the TEC Secretariat and the creation of 25 additional permanent positions therein,” Budget Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman said in a statement.

The DepEd requested the approval of the organizational structure and staffing pattern (OSSP) for the TEC Secretariat to add staff members to the council. Ms. Pangandaman approved the request on May 21.

She also approved the creation of four organizational units under the Secretariat: the Office of the Executive Director, Student Incentives Support Office, Quality Pre-Service Teacher Education Office, and the Quality Teaching Office.

The TEC was created under Republic Act No. 11713, the Excellence in Teacher Education Act to establish a roadmap to maintain teacher education quality.

The council is also mandated to establish policies for teachers’ incentives like scholarships, grants-in-aid, loan programs, subsidies, and stipends.

A 2023 study by the World Bank reported that 66% Filipino teachers has a “medium-low” use of effective teaching practices, having one of the most ineffective teaching styles in Southeast Asia amid poor working conditions, low wages, and slow career progression. — Beatriz Marie D. Cruz

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