I will resume to work June 14

Lonely feeling, no work at all
@cacay1 (32884)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
June 4, 2016 2:21am CST
After next week, classes begin for the first semester. I am not inspired again to go back to work.Why? There are 20 teachers no longer have subject load given to them .And why? There are no freshmen; every June school opening, our university usually has seven to eight thousand ( 7,000-8,000) freshmen. This school opening, zero. And why? Our previous government approved for the extension of the elementary and high school programs , the so called K9 and K12 programs. Here comes now the visible problem; many teachers jobless for two years starting from 2016 to 2018. Those who do not have loads, do not have have graduate and post-graduate courses. I felt sorry for them. My tears start to fall for the missing of my friends and co-teachers. I feel our faculty office empty. Image by Facebook
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
Really? I thought those who have no loads wil be assigned as teachers for senior high school or for grades 11 and 12. I thought they will never be jobless. I even seen in the news that they are hiring teachers to teach senior high due to lack of teachers.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@Macarrosel, Our university is a government owned university and will only cater 8 sections senior high school and that will good only for 4 teaches with different disciplines.These 20 might apply to private colleges that cater many senior high schools for free.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@cacay1 But they are still a government employee not a private employee even they'll teach in private colleges?
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@ida123 , They are not regular faculty, no item yet for them.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
4 Jun 16
That is terrible does it mean more of a workload for the teachers who are keeping their jobs? How can you go from seven to eight thousand students in freshman year to none, that doesn't seem possible. wWhat will the jobless teachers do now?
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@Marcyaz, The population of or university every semester with freshmen was almost 15,000. This time only major courses are offered and only BSIT is opened for late freshmen, meaning those who did not enroll last year after graduation in high school.Those 20 in our department are now teaching in different countries.Others ventured into business, others teach on line.
@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@cacay1 It sounds like not only the teachers but some students will be hampered by this new policy.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Very true and most of all the parents.I pity them.They will have long years agony.
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Jun 16
It's a shame that they won't have anything. Could they find something teaching grades 11 and 12?
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@adodo19, Others teach abroad in China, Thailand and Vietnam.One teaches in Dubai.
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@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Jun 16
@cacay1 At least, there's something for them.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@dodo19 True,at least God has also plans for them.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
I did not know about this change, I feel so sad for all those teachers who have lost their jobs.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@LadyDuck, This was a very long and crucial issue for 2 years and now it happens. Sad to know, some of my co-teachers flew abroad and teach there now in China, Vietnam , Thailand and Ethiopia.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
@cacay1 Ethipia? I did not know that you can find jobs there, I thought it is a poor country with plenty of problems.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@LadyDuck True, but the teachers who were hired there will be paid by United States of America. They are the one hiring teachers for the children there to acquire education.
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@ridingbet (52832)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
we might not have first year college students next year, all because of this k to 12 thingy
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@ridingbet, That is true. There are some teachers now in our department under training how to teach the senior high school students.
@ridingbet (52832)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
@cacay1 but there are rumors that DU30 will remove the k to 12 curriculum any year now.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Jun 16
@ridingbet That was supposed to be, but the dept. sec. explained to President Rody and he was convinced.
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@Shavkat (62551)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
That's really the problem for imposing the K12 educational program in our country. They didn't see the great impact to the teachers.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@Shavkat, That is right. Many are worried and lost this time, jobless many for 2 years.
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@Shavkat (62551)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@cacay1 That's the evidence of being a failure in the government system.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Jun 16
@Shavkat True, our government is only good put putting money onto their pocket not theirs from people's money, and nothing had done to think about this K9 and K12 program if worth to implement. They are giving too much stress and problems to parents who li,e their children to finish soon, so they can also help them.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
What will they do then if they have no teaching load? Are they going to avail the early retirement?
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@ida123, They are young teachers in their 20's. They might apply in private colleges. There are 5 now teaching in Thailand.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@cacay1 I felt sad about this news from you, it means mass termination on government school teachers.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@ida123, yeah true.Pitiful.
@tech40 (9260)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
There's so many changes happened on our school nowadays, every year it keeps on changing..
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Jun 16
@tech40, Really even in United States? Om my goodness, the do not see and feel the struggles of the parents and students.
@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
So there is a vacuum due to the K-12 program. Some teachers can find other job opportunities.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@acelawrites, many are there now abroad to teach , no choice but to leave the country for survival.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
5 Jun 16
My mom is an elementary school teacher, so I feel you. Good thing our youngest is already an incoming sophomore in college this coming semester. She escaped the K+12 program just in time.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jun 16
@Raine38, My niece too escapes K12.Many young children now at age 3 - 4 already start schooling, o else, they will graduate in college at age 24-26,LOL.
@TRBRocks420 (77521)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Jun 16
Sad about the teachers being jobless.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420, Very true. I am sad now thinking about them as close to me .
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
That two years..sigh. are we really well.prepapred for this?
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
@Lucky15, that is true in 2018 there will be many returnees in our university.It seems we are not yet prepared, foolish Abnoy.LOL.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 16
That is sad to hear.