Hataman orders level up of ARMM quality of education PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 May 2012 14:28

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) acting Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman has directed officials of ARMM’s Department of Education to look into the quality of education in all provinces under its area of responsibilities particularly on the ratio of pupils/students as against the number of teachers and the physical status of the school buildings and its facilities.

Hataman expressed concern on the alleged poor quality of teachers that ARMM had previously hired which he believes will affect the education of the students.

He said there are disturbing reports he received on ghost teachers, ghost class room buildings and even ghost students and pupils.

“May mga report na nag-increase ang enrollment just to justify the hiring of teachers. Actually, na identify na natin ang mga ghost teachers and we were able to address the problem already. What we are doing now, we are trying to identify top ranking officials who are allegedly involved in this anomaly,” Hataman said.

He said that as far the DepEd governance is concerned, his administration has already been addressed but the big challenge is in the quality of education that the teachers can deliver to the students.

At present, problems like delay of teachers’ salary, contribution and teachers’ loan with GSIS and other negative concerns in the past administration have also been taken cared of even before Hataman’s first 100 days in service as ARMM governor.

“Pero malaki pa rin ang problema naming sa quality ng mga teachers namin. Many of them are reportedly not LET (Licensure Examination Test) passers. However, we are trying to address this problem by giving them proper training and seminars for them to effectively deliver the quality of education for their respective students,” Hataman said.

So to closely monitor the activities of the teachers, Hataman said he will impose strategies like early release of their salaries.

“Kami mismo ang magsahud sa kanila. We will visit from one district to another para din a sila pupunta sa office. By doing so, we can monitor their daily activities,” Hataman said.

“As of now, ARMM needs at least 2,000 teachers and should be LET passers. Applicants coming from outside ARMM are welcomed,” Hataman announced. — Jimmy Villaflores