Teachers Working as OFWs To Get Public School Jobs Upon Return to PHL

Filipino teachers who have forgone fulfilling their profession in favor of higher-paying jobs abroad have been assured of landing jobs once their return to the Philippines.

“Returnees will be employed as Teacher I. They will be retrained through an online refresher course for the position. This will update the teacher of skills and knowledge of the present day educational practice,” National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) Region 3 Coordinator Freya Palad was quoted as saying by Manila Bulletin.

Under the NRCO program dubbed “Sa ‘Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir,” Filipinos who passed the Licensure Examination for teachers have the option to stay for good in the Philippines and work in public schools, Palad said.

The Department of Education (DepEd) is project’s lead agency in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Philippine Normal University, the report said.

“There are already 11 OFW teachers with permanent items while the application of 54 more are now forwarded to the DepEd,” Palad added.

Those who are interested may visit the NRCO desk located at DOLE Regional Office in the City of San Fernando or contact Ms. Palad at (045) 455-1613.

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