/ 3 March 2023

MEMBERS of the Department of Education Executive Committee addressed issues and concerns faced by the Schools Division Offices and schools in SOCCSKSARGEN region during the ExeCom Regional Consultation held recently in General Santos City.

The high-level consultation identified 180 issues and concerns from the field, which were clarified or addressed immediately by the Execom members.

Some of the issues were about career development and progression of teaching and non-teaching personnel, queries related to the K-12 curriculum, literacy of learners, usage of technology in education delivery, school-based feeding program, fund downloading, and voucher program implementation.

Concerns related to Finance, Administration, School Infrastructure and Facility, Legal and Legislative, and Procurement were also raised.

DepEd SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Director Carlito Rocafort thanked the officials for conducting the event to improve the agency’s services.

“We would like to extend our appreciation for the efforts of the Central Office to come up with this activity, and we are positive that this would help in making decisions to be able to address the pressing issues and concern that impact our learners and teachers,” Rocafort said.

Before the General Santos City visit, the Department has already conducted Regional Consultations in Davao City, Aklan, and Tacloban. The ExeCom members aim to conduct consultative meetings with the officials of the remaining regions in the coming months.