Boost teachers’ competency in ARMM — official PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 April 2014 13:45

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Department of Education is banking on a fresh approach called Teachers Assessment and Competency Exam (TACE) to appraise teaching proficiency and boost quality education in the region.

A method to assess teaching applicants, the process requires aspirants to undergo competency examinations, panel interviews and a teaching demonstrations.

Dr. John Magno, DepEd-ARMM assistant secretary for operations said this mechanism would ascertain quality teachers will be hired for a regionally competitive ARMM.

Aside from passing the teachers licensure examination, new applicants will be ranked based on their TACE results.

The education department has already conducted series of competency exams to almost 500 teacher applicants from the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao 1 & 2, and Tawi-Tawi.

Commencing with 35 examinees in Lamitan, Basilan, a massive turn-out of 121 teaching aspirants in Tawi-Tawi last March 1, the bulk of applicants came from Maguindanao I and II with 142 each who took the exam conducted recently.

“We are yet to finalize the schedule for Sulu which will definitely be conducted in Zamboanga City this May,” Mubarak Pandi, DepEd regional information officer said.

“This is a ‘no pass or fail’ test, but a method to rank our teacher-applicants as to how they fare with the assessment results, TACE will serve as an equal opportunity for all applicant to cut away the ill practice of ‘palakasan,” he added.

For his part, Magno reiterates the essence of quality education, a thrust in line with the reform agenda of the current regional administration.

“We would like to be at par with other region, we are in the right track and we would like to ensure quality education and we are starting with the proficiency of our educators in ARMM,” he said. — BPI -ARMM