The Department of Education (DepEd) strongly supports capacity building activities that are meant to enhance the knowledge and skills of the teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Department to ensure a more effective and efficient delivery of basic education services.
Pursuant to the “Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998” and the “Guidelines in the Implementation of Workplace Policy and Education Program on HIV and AIDS” and in compliance with its duties and responsibilities as a member of the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC), the Department of Education (DepEd) will accelerate the Implementation of the School-Based HIV and AIDS Education Program (SBHAEP) nationwide.
The Department of Education (DepEd) shall continue with its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) particularly MDG No. 2, which is to attain universal primary education by 2015, and Education for All (EFA) objectives, particularly Critical Task No. 2, to expand the coverage of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Program to yield more EFA benefits giving priority to those who are in vulnerable, disadvantaged and underserved areas.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has reviewed and reformulated policy guidelines on designing training and development (T&D) programs and in conducting activities for the capacity and capability building of the DepEd personnel and staff.
The lessons and findings of various local initiatives and international studies in basic education have validated the effectiveness on the use of the learner’s mother tongue or first language in improving learning outcomes and promoting Education for All (EFA).
Conduct of Trainings, Seminars, etc. Effective immediately, all proposals for trainings, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other capacity building activities shall be reviewed by the Executive Team.
The Department of Education (DepEd), acknowledging the urgent need to build its manpower’s capability, has been allocating funds for training and development since 2006 to the regions, bureaus, centers and other units.
Pursuant to DepEd Order No. 46, also known as “Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of DepEd Order No. 51, s. 2004 Prescribing the Enriched Curriculum for Public Schools and Standard Curriculum for Private Madaris,” specifically item no. 8, on training of teachers, the Asatidz shall undergo training programs to raise the quality of delivery of the ALIVE subjects.
By SY 2010-2011, the Standard Madrasah Curriculum (SMC) popularly coined as the Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) shall successfully complete the 6-year cycle of Basic Madrasah Education in public elementary schools.
The Department of Education (DepEd) is currently undertaking key reform initiatives for the development of its personnel, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9155, re: Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001. In view of this, the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP), which is the training arm of DepEd, is hereby established in the regions.