Posted November 11, 2018 12:25:50 The Bicol Region is facing a shortage of teachers, a shortage in primary and secondary education, and a looming shortage of healthcare.
Key points:The region has a large population of mostly ethnic Tainanese, but the government says it has also been hit by a shortage and is struggling to fill jobsThe Bicol Regional Government has announced it will increase its budget by $1 billion over the next five years to meet the demandFor more than three decades, the region’s biggest community has been an ethnic enclave in the south of the country.
But the region has been on the brink of economic and political collapse for years.
More than half of its people are now either unemployed or working in the informal sector, with more than a quarter of its population classified as living in extreme poverty.
As the Bolsans government struggles to find ways to pay teachers and keep the region functioning, the BCols leaders are taking a look at ways to ease the burden on teachers.
But experts say the Bcols are facing a major challenge in the face of a severe shortage of primary and primary education teachers.
The region’s main school, in Bolsan, is facing “severe and unprecedented” problems, said regional chief of the Biodiversity and Indigenous Education Research Centre (BIEARC) Dr Ravi Kumar.
“There is a major shortage of the teachers,” he said.
“This is an area that has been neglected for so long that we cannot afford to not do our job.”
Dr Kumar said the regional government was in the process of finding new ways to make up for the shortfall in teachers, while also addressing the lack of healthcare for the region.
He said the region was also struggling with a lack of basic education, with primary schools struggling to keep up with the demand.
“It is a very difficult time for the Bincolts to meet its basic education needs.
We cannot do that without some kind of support from the government,” he told the ABC.
Dr Kumar described the region as “very hard to teach” because of its “unique culture” and “unique language”.
“We are trying to make sure we have some support,” he added.
“We have been able to find some teachers in the region, but we have not had a lot of people come in because of the difficulty in finding them.”
The Biolas president, Vice President and Education Minister, Dr Rachael Pansana, said the government was currently seeking the assistance of the federal government to help fill the shortage of educators.
“The BColas Government has already begun a national programme to find and hire more teachers and we will continue to work on this issue,” she said.
However, she said the Biols government was also trying to find new ways of making up for what it described as a “severe shortage” of healthcare workers.
“To deal with the problem of healthcare needs, we have launched a national initiative to recruit doctors and nurses,” Dr Pansanas said.
Dr Kumar also said the province was working to create more employment opportunities for the area’s migrant workers.
“We are talking about the possibility of the government taking in more people.
We are talking to all the stakeholders,” he explained.
The Biodistricts Minister, Diosdado Cabello, said he was also hopeful that the Bicolts could find a way to fill the gaps in education, healthcare and transport.
“I know that education is a priority in our province, and we are doing our best to make it happen,” he noted.
“But we are still not there yet, and this will be our first priority.”
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