Before the first quarter of 2018 ends, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao aims to fill up all teaching positions in the region.
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said he expects to sign all the teachers’ appointment papers and deployment orders by then.
“Our goal is to fill in all the teaching vacancies in the first quarter of the year,” he said (https://armm.gov.ph/armm-fill-teaching-positions-1st-quarter-year/).
Presently, the ARMM has 25,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel.
It has nine schools divisions that include Maguindanao I and II, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur I and II, Lamitan City, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
Last Jan. 15, Hataman signed the appointments and deployments of 75 additional teachers in Maguindanao province.
On Jan. 4, Hataman signed the appointment papers and deployment orders of 192 public school teachers in Sulu.
New Department of Education-ARMM Secretary Rasol Mitmug Jr. told the new teachers to inspire pupils to study well.
The ARMM pointed out the new teachers passed a strict screening process and will be deployed to various public schools in the province.
Applicants for teaching positions in the ARMM have to go through the Assessment and Competency Examination for Teachers in ARMM.
This includes a panel interview and a teaching demonstration to evaluate their aptitude and proficiency for teaching.
Hataman said it helps guarantee that only qualified teachers will be hired.