Over 16,000 DepEd teachers, staff hired in 2022 — OPS

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) — The Department of Education (DepEd) hired more teachers and administrative officers in 2022 to address the "learning losses" of Filipino students amid the pandemic, the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said Sunday.

Citing DepEd’s year-end report, the OPS said 11,580 teachers were hired while 5,000 administrative officer items were created to unburden teachers from administrative load.

A total of 15,331 teachers and school leaders received graduate scholarships while 17,636 were trained in early-grade language literacy, according to DepEd.

The OPS said the effort was among the learning recovery plans of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration to address the “learning losses” of students following school closures and the shift to distance learning.

The OPS also said the DepEd reported that it had prepared the National Learning Recovery Plan to guide regions, divisions, and schools in addressing learning deficiencies due to pandemic-related disruptions.