April 25, 1997 – DO 37, s. 1997 – Computer Literacy as a Basic Requirement for New Teachers
To: Bureau Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators
- In line with the modernization program of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, a new batch of teachers who are computer-literate will be fielded to all public schools across the country at the beginning of the school year 1997-1998.
- This campaign will complement other moves and thrusts of the DECS in achieving a sizeable group in the teaching force who have computer skills and who will be expected to vitalize teaching-learning processes in the schools through the use of their information technology skills.
- Teacher-applicants with computer background in word processing, spreadsheets, and data base softwares are preferred for the new/vacant teaching positions this SY 1997-98.
- Teacher-applicants with no computer background are advised to have a crash course this summer to be able to present certification on computer literacy before he/she will be accepted for teaching job.
- Regional directors/schools superintendents are instructed to require applicants to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the use of computers in the course of the screening process.
- Immediate and wide dissemination of this Order is enjoined.
Reference: Unnumbered Memorandum dated March 21, 1997
Allotment: 1-2-3—(M.O. 1-87)
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