The Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) has executed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) wherein both agencies have agreed to implement jointly and cooperatively a program known as DECS-GSIS Welfare and Benefits Program.
Health care as a child's birthright is DECS basic concern and responsibi1ity. This as an imperative requires the conduct of health examination to all grade one entrants.
In line with the continuing effort to streamline the management of the Department in order to provide more effective and efficient educational services pursuant to its legal mandate, the delineation of the functional areas of responsibility of the Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries shall be as follows.
For the information and guidance of all concerned, inclosed is a copy of Memorandum Circular No. 95-13 dated June 15, 1995 of the Office of the Ombudsman, Manila entitled "Guidelines/Procedures on the Filing of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Networth and Disclosures of Business Interests and Financial Connections with the Office of the Ombudsman Required Under Section 8, Republic Act No. 6713".
Reproduced on the reverse side is a copy of Memorandum Circular No. 134 of the Office of the President of the Philippines dated October 31, 1995 reiterating the policy on “Retention in the Service of Persons Who Have Reached the Compulsory Retirement Age of 65 Years”.
Inclosed is Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 29 dated October 9, 1995 adopting policies on the masteral degree requirement for appointment to division chief or equivalent rank positions in the government.
In line with such directives and suggestions and in consonance with related DECS’ institutional strengthening activities, the DECS CENTER FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (CEND) is hereby established.
The National Elementary Assessment Test or NEAT which was administered to all Grade VI pupils during the past three school years (1992-1995) will be administered this school year on Tuesday August 27, 1996 to only a sampling of the population to be determined by the NETRC while the NSAT will be administered on the following Friday, September 30, 1996 on a census basis.
To further enhance the basic skills of students enrolled in the said curriculum, time allotment of the complicated Mathematics subjects in the third and fourth years is hereby authorized to shift from sixty (60) minutes to eighty (80) minutes daily or a total of four hundred (400) minutes per week.
Cognizant of the importance of the SRA and HES in addressing social inequities in Filipino society and of achieving a just and lasting peace, there is a need to integrate the concepts of Social Reform Agenda (SRA) and enhance the lessons in Human and Ecological Security in both elementary and secondary schools curricula.