Senator Ralph Recto believes the current amount of P3,500 chalk allowance is not enough
Manila, Philippines — A senate bill has been recently filed in a bid to make the chalk allowance received by public school teachers across the Philippines Php 10,000 every year.
Senator Ralph Recto has filed the bill that aims to add Php 6,500 to the present Php 3,500 allowance for teachers.
There is no denying that teachers under the Department of Education provide a multitude of materials, which include chalks, in an effort to boost their classrooms and improve the teaching-learning process.
According to Sen. Recto, if the law will come to fruition, teachers will have additional funds to purchase important materials they can use in teaching, which include papers, ballpens, scissors, erasers, and chalks that could last for the entire school year.
He went on saying that this translates into a measly Php 16 every single day.
“This is not enough in this age of the Internet when USBs, in addition to the traditional paper and writing materials, are not part of the teacher’s toolbox,” he said. “Kulang talaga.”
This is especially in this day and age when the norm is IT-assisted learning, according to Sen. Recto.
The computer plus broadband-use related materials should have to be considered when computing the supplies needed by public school teachers.
In any case, this is good news for thousands of public school teachers in the country. It is expected that when this bill will be passed, it will be advantageous to quite a few learners in the country. It is likewise anticipated that this could boost the teaching-learning process even further. On top of that, teachers are expected to become more motivated in serving the Filipino learners.
As such, a lot of teachers across the country are providing their support for the said bill. In fact, it has been shared on social media quite a few times as of this writing.
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