DepEd exec: No ranking basis in hiring of gov't teachers

October 30, 2012 10:21 pm 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 30 — “There is no such thing as ranking basis in the hiring of teachers in the public schools,” says Department of Education assistant regional director (ARD) for Region 7, Dr. Caridad Labe.

Dr. Labe was in Dumaguete over the weekend to grace the launching ceremony of The Entire Nation Moves (TEN MOVES) where she clarified that the civil service law does not provide for the ranking of teachers before they are hired.

She said the topmost qualification is for an applicant to be a licensed teacher, competent and has merit and fitness.

However, because of too many qualified teacher applicants, the department has resorted to the ranking system to determine who’s going to be hired first and who’s going to be next to allay fears of some sectors regarding the “padrino” system in hiring applicants.

Dr. Labe stressed it will now be a test of character of the division superintendent to religiously follow the results of the ranking system under DepEd Order No. 12, series of 2012.

The ARD explained the selection process starts from the school level with five signatories another five signatories in the district sub-committee level and another five in the division selection committee.

Dr. Labe said if the 15 signatories will stick to its decision, the division superintendent of schools cannot alter the ranking results.

There are about 1,186 teachers allotted for Negros Oriental next year, 550 for kindergarten, 83 for the elementary and 553 teachers for high school. (PNA)

LAP/JFP/JUANCHO GALLARDE/UTB

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