City hires 54 new teachers-A A +A
Sunday, September 2, 2012
THE City Government of Zamboanga, through the Local School Board (LSB), has hired 54 new teachers effective September 1, in line with the city’s assistance and support to the education sector.
Mayor Celso Lobregat urged the teachers to treasure the trust and confidence bestowed on them by the City Government through dedicated and committed service to Zamboangueño children.
Lobregat said the 54 newly-hired teachers should be model government employees by putting into practice the oath they swore to comply having been chosen among the over a hundred applicants.
Lobregat said the 54 newly-hired teachers retain the 80 teacher slots under the LSB.
Of the 54 newly-hired, 24 are elementary school teachers while 29 are secondary school teachers.
Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, through Lobregat’s request, has granted additional 50 teacher slots for Zamboanga City.
Additional teachers are being hired, as the DepEd absorbs Local School Board teachers in the national plantilla.
City Councilor Rodolfo Lim, the chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Education, said Zamboanga City is one of the few cities in the country that grants salaries and benefits to teachers that are at par with those granted by the National Government. (Bong Garcia/Sunnex)