By Xy Aldrae Murillo

As School Year 2022-2023 kicks off with the blended learning mode and the return of face-to-face classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) issued DepEd Memorandum No. 76, s. 2022, which includes instructions for hiring more teachers this school year.

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According to the memorandum, the schools division offices (SDOs) are expected to ensure that all DepEd schools have an adequate teacher workforce before the start of classes for School Year 2022-2023.

“In relation to this, the schools division superintendents (SDSs), as the appointing authority, shall appoint the right people for the right job at the right time, by strictly adhering to the principles of merit, fitness, competence, equal opportunity, transparency, and accountability. The recruitment, selection, and appointment (RSA) of new teachers shall be done judiciously and expeditiously,” the memorandum quoted.

This memorandum will still offer recommendations for selecting qualified teachers for the position.

In keeping with the department's dedication to merit-based hiring, the memorandum also says that teacher applicants are informed that the appointment and selection of DepEd rigorously adhere to the standards and guidelines when hiring instructors, according to the employment requirements.

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Edited by Juliana Mondoyo