/ 21 June 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education’s field officials lauded the administration of Secretary Leonor Briones for transforming the National Educators Academy of the Philippines.

The NEAP transformation serves as one of the key reform initiatives in Sulong Edukalidad’s pillar of Teachers’ Upskilling and Reskilling.

“The launch is only one part of the bigger NEAP transformation implemented by the administration. We are enriching their toolkit of strategies and competencies so that they can better engage and equip the Filipino learners with the knowledge and values they need to succeed in life,” Briones said.

Following the successful unveiling of the modernized and renovated NEAP facility and transformation launch, CAR Director Estela Cariño and Region 7 Director Salustiano Jimenez shared the significance of the newly established NEAP historic marker and the transformation during the NEAP champions’ night.

“Today, we see the inauguration of this modernized building providing new facilities and a much-improved learning environment for teachers and school leaders. I am sure that our government’s investment will be of good value as it brings back a high return through a higher quality of service for the education of our young learners,” Cariño said.

Jimenez, meanwhile, emphasized that learning development activities are beneficial since “the effects and outcomes are seen right after the program.”

For Region 8 Director Evelyn Fetalvero, NEAP’s capacity building and professional development program “helped clear doubts and uncertainties posed by the Covid19 among teachers and school leaders, particularly on the discharge of the roles and responsibilities in the changing educational landscape.”

During the event, NEAP also recognized the top three regions with the highest numbers of teachers who updated their Professional Development Information System, namely Region IV-A, VI, and III; and the three regions cited with the highest number of PD programs Caraga, Region I, and IV-A.