City hires add’l 18 teachers to support education sector PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2011 16:56

True to its commitment to be ever-aggressive in assisting and supporting the education sector, the city government through the Local School Board recently hired 18 additional teachers, bringing the number of locally-hired mentors to 69.

Of the total number hired recently—10 will be for elementary level while 8 will be for secondary level. The teachers’ appointment takes effect today, June 13. Their assignments cover the east and west coasts of the city including the island barangays.

Mayor Celso Lobregat, LSB chair, administered the oath of the newly-hired teachers Friday afternoon and urged them to put to heart the city government employees’ pledge of serving the public even after office hours if and when necessary (servi lampas na hora si necesita).

Mayor Lobregat said the city government continues to be ever supportive of the education sector in a bid to help improve the quality of education.
He called on the teachers to utilize their skills and if possible innovate ways on how to make teaching and learning interesting and fun.
Aside from hiring of teachers, the city government has invested over P600 million for the construction of school buildings and other education-related infrastructures.

Just recently, Mayor Lobregat spearheaded the launching of “El Primer Alfabeto Chabacano”, a chabacano workbook to promote the use and appreciation of the chabacano language among pre-schoolers and pupils in the lower primary years.

The book will be distributed starting this school year in the different day care centers and will be piloted in 4 public elementary schools—Pasonanca, Guisao, Cabatangan and Patalon.

Day care workers, social workers and primary school teachers have undergone a 3-day seminar-training on the use of the chabacano workbook.
Mayor Lobregat said more education-related projects specifically classrooms will be turned over and constructed in the days to come. — Sheila Covarrubias