Pursuant to DepED Order No. 73, s. 2009, DepED Order No. 95, s. 2009 and the Approved Authority signed by the Secretary dated September 9, 2009 to download the Tech-Voc Intervention Funds for Tools and Equipment, schools concerned (282 tech-voc public high schools) may now start procuring based on the four (4) priority areas of specialization and technical drawing being offered.
To attain the Department of Education’s goals of providing high school students with relevant skills through the STVEP, to prepare them for higher education, world of work and for entrepreneurship, this Department through the Tech-Voc Task Force (TVTF), Office of the Secretary, is allocating funds (chargeable against the Strengthened/Redesigned Tech-Voc Education Program budget for FY 2008) for tools and equipment and competency assessment subsidy. Enclosure No. 1 shows the breakdown of allocation by region, division, and by school.
Pursuant to the principle of Grand Alliance espoused by the Dakar Framework, the Department of Education (DepED), other government agencies, international organizations and non-government organizations entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which identified their roles and functions in the implementation of Philippine EFA Plan of Action. This MOA serves as a legal basis for the establishment of Grand Alliance of these agencies at the national level (Enclosure No. 1).
In order to support the implementation of the Schools First Initiative (SFI), the Department of Education is currently in the process of formulating a basic education policy reform package that will be the basis of a World Bank Budget Support Loan. Undersecretaries Ramon C. Bacani and Juan Miguel M. Luz are the DepED’s senior officials responsible for formulating DepED's proposal for basic education reform package.