Pending Congress’ review of the implementation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act, Senator Win Gatchalian pushed for the affordability and practicality of the training programs required for the millions of registered professionals in the renewal of their licenses.
Though the gradual resumption of face-to-face classes is a crucial first step to restore normalcy in the basic education sector, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to implement a nationwide learning remedial program to address learning losses because of prolonged school closures.
The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that aims to improve the quality of teacher education and training in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian bats for increased enrollment in the Alternative Learning System (ALS), where registration is currently at 33.27% of last year’s.
At a briefing of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) on the proposed 2022 National Expenditure Program (NEP), Senator Win Gatchalian flagged both the education and economic scars that will result from prolonged school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19.
Citing the impact of another year of school closures to the country’s learners and to long-term national development, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the urgency of starting the pilot testing of localized, limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas.
Amid the observance of International Literacy Day today, September 8, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to achieve zero illiteracy nationwide.
With classes set to open amid the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the national government to uphold the welfare of teachers, especially those falling ill with COVID-19.