WITH QUALITY OR NOT AT ALL RD Cabral bats for 'more responsive' PPAs
Division Information and Action Officer
Regional Director Wilfredo E. Cabral reiterated the huge responsibility of learning leaders in the implementation of programs, projects and activities in response to the Department’s challenge of quality in basic education.
During the 1st Regional Management Committee meeting held on Feb. 6, Cabral asked regional chiefs and the top management of the 21 schools division offices to do things with quality—or not at all.
“Let us be more responsive. Dahil ito ang kailangan, hindi dahil it is just nice to have,” Cabral said.
The director stressed that learners and learning outcomes should always be the priority or consideration of the RO and SDOs in their PPAs, especially on the provision of technical assistance and instructional supervision.
He expressed support to the initiative of Dr. Job Zape, chief of the Curriculum Learning Management Division, on curriculum adjustment through R4AQuBE BOW or Budget of Work, which focuses on recall, remediation, reflection and relearning.
“Learners should understand the context of their daily activities. Since the curriculum is sacred and we don’t have the hands to change it, we should think of what really matters to our learners,” he said, when asked about learning competencies and number of school days.
On whether SDOs can have their own Division Achievement Test, Cabral said he welcomes the idea but it has to be research-based so it could have a leg to stand on.
“Kung nakakatulong, why not? As long as wala tayong naba-violate na batas,” he said.