"Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DepEd Budget for 2013

The following are slides taken from a PowerPoint Presentation of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers ( http://www.act-teachers.com/act-proposed-budget-for-2013/ ). The original presentation contains an arithmetic error on the budget item on Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE). The figures shown in this blog have been corrected. It is shared here to emphasize the dramatic shortfall of the proposed DepEd budget for 2013. It illustrates why implementation of K to 12 is poorly timed when there are currently so much needed yet unanswered in basic education.

The proposed DepEd budget for 2013 is 
PhP 293,200,000,000.

And here is DepEd's take on its proposed budget:

DepEd: No more classroom, teacher shortage next year 
By Jess Diaz 

"...Luistro said the proposed P293.2-billion DepEd budget for next year includes more than P13 billion for the hiring of 61,510 new teachers and 3,500 non-teaching personnel.
He said the new teaching personnel would include more than 7,000 teachers who volunteered for the kindergarten program that was started this year. 
Luistro said 17,939 classrooms would be built, along with 90,461 new water, toilet and sanitation facilities. 
Some 31 million learning materials would be procured and distributed to public schools nationwide, he added. 
He pointed out that the teacher hiring and classroom construction programed for 2013 would be sufficient for the requirements of the public school system...."

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