Senior high school program needs more teachers

Published May 21, 2018, 8:50 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Philippine News Agency

The Department of Education (DepEd) in Ilocos Norte has announced the need for more professionals to fill in job vacancies for senior high school (SHS) this June.

According to Schools Division Superintendent Vilma Eda, there are a number of specialized subjects in SHS which need to be filled up.

These include technical vocational, Filipino, English, Social Studies, Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) among others.

“We ask our college graduates even those who do not have license yet to file their applications as we need more teachers for senior high program,” said Eda as he urged interested applicants to go to the Ilocos Norte Schools Division Office in Laoag City to file their applications.

Like in various parts of the provinces, Ilocos Norte is also facing the same challenge of filling up teaching positions for various tracks.

Out of the 1.517 million students enrolled in Grade 11, DepEd records show majority, or 60.27 percent, signed up in the academic track; while 39.15 percent enlisted in the technical-vocational-livelihood track.

Under the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, graduates of science, mathematics, engineering, music and other degree courses can be hired to teach specialized subjects in elementary and secondary education schools with shortages in qualified applicants who have passed the Licensure Exam for Teachers.

Eda reiterated they have received previous applications but these are not enough yet.