BAGUIO, BENGUET, June 13, 2022— Committed to continuously invest in teachers’ professional development for quality education, the Department of Education (DepEd) inaugurated the newly-renovated and modernized National Educators’ Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Facility in Baguio Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City, last June 9, 2022.
“Winning the education’s battle for equality will take many years of work for us in the education sector, but ultimately, our teachers will be at the frontlines of this fight. As we work towards our goal of improving quality through Sulong EduKalidad, we recognize the urgent need to upskill and reskill our teachers so that they will be equipped to meet the changing standards, landscapes, and context of basic education,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.
As part of the broader NEAP transformation reforms anchored on the Teachers’ Upskilling pillar of the Sulong EduKalidad program of the Briones administration, the modernized NEAP facility will be turned over to the next administration along with professional development programs for teachers.
Transformed from the old facility, the modernized NEAP building features conference rooms equipped with fast internet connection, a cafeteria, a library, and interactive rooms to serve teachers and school leaders who participate in in-service professional development programs of the Department.
In a recorded message, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commended the Agency on its unwavering commitment to serve and uphold the quality of basic education in the country through its series of programs and projects that prioritize the upskilling and welfare of teachers.
“This project is a testament to your commitment to ensure the continued development toward teachers, school leaders, and education allies. I commend you for remaining steadfast in your strengthening of your capacity as a vital training and accrediting agency that contributes to teacher development,” President Duterte shared.
DepEd Undersecretaries Nepomuceno Malaluan, Annalyn Sevilla, Wilfredo Cabral, Diosdado San Antonio, DepEd Management Committee members, NEAP Director John Arnold Siena, Regional Directors, personnel, former NEAP directors, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, and Representative Mark Go’s daughter Charis, were in attendance.
Videos of the NEAP Transformation and the NEAP inauguration recap can be accessed through this link: bit.ly/NEAPTransformationVideos