The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to release interim guidelines for the reduction of the administrative tasks of teachers, an official said Wednesday.
At the post-SONA discussion on poverty reduction, DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said the guidelines would be issued in a “few weeks’ time.”
“Isang napakalaking reklamo ng ating teachers is ‘yung napakaraming admin tasks. That’s why in a few weeks time, we will be issuing interim guidelines in reducing kaagaran ‘yung admin tasks ng ating mga teachers,” he said.
(One of the teachers’ biggest concerns is that there are a lot of administrative tasks. That’s why, in a few weeks’ time, we will be issuing interim guidelines to reduce them.)
“Ibibigay na natin siya sa non-teaching personnel. That’s why we’re also very aggressive in hiring non-teaching personnel in the DepEd,” he said.
(We’ll transfer these tasks to non-teaching personnel. That’s why we’re also very aggressive in hiring non-teaching personnel in the DepEd.)
In September 2022, the DepEd said it was working on removing and reducing the teachers’ administrative and special tasks amid the reported excessive workloads and hours.
The department said it was looking to transfer administrative tasks to non-teaching personnel and would hire around 20,000 more teachers this year. —VBL, GMA Integrated News