DepEd, through its International Cooperation Office (ICO), and Thailand’s MOE convened a meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) recently to discuss the employment of Filipino teachers for the “English for All” project of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones shared that the inter-agency meeting on the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the government-to-government hiring of Filipino teachers was initiated by Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Thailand Minister of Education — during a side meeting last October 2018 at the 10th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
Briones explained that the MOU aims to “improve and promote” the international professional exchanges between the two countries to uphold teachers’ protection and welfare, as well as to “facilitate the recruitment, entry, and exit” of Filipino teachers to and from the Kingdom of Thailand in accordance with the provisions of Thailand, and the prevailing laws and regulations of the Philippines, pursuant and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the different Philippine government agencies such as the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Agency (OWWA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), among others.
Source: Manila Bulletin
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