ILOILO City – Through the newly launched DepEd Monitoring App, the Department of Education aims to monitor teachers rendering election duty today and quickly address their concerns.
Every election season, public school teachers are utilized as Board of Election Inspectors. They carry out critical tasks to ensure orderly, peaceful and honest elections.
With this vital role, there has always been a need for teachers to report the conduct of the election; the incidents during, before and after elections; the welfare of teachers, the issuance of teachers’ allowances; the state of the schools (classrooms, buildings, premises etc.) and other situations related to the elections.
Data/information collection or reports submission is the core of the DepEd Monitoring App.
What’s happening on the ground could be communicated directly to the DepEd central office, said Dr. Lea Belleza, information officer of DepEd Western Visayas.
Teachers can simply upload reports and photos (as it happens) and the information are automatically consolidated in the DepEd Central Server for monitoring, analysis and immediate response.
The DepEd Monitoring App works on the Android operating system. It can be downloaded from https://electionmonitoring.deped.gov.ph/.
Belleza said task forces in the division and regional offices of DepEd would be on the lookout for reports from teachers for 24 hours on election day.
“Para insigida, kon may ara kita pressing issues and concerns, maaksyunan dayun. For example may gin-harass nga teacher, dapat i-upload ina sa app para mabal-an sa babaw ang gakatabo,” said Belleza.
“The success of the monitoring of the elections vis-a-vis the immediate and appropriate response/resolutions on welfare, working conditions, honoraria and allowances and other DepEd related issues and concerns will greatly depend on the timely utilization of this monitoring application,” read part of a DepEd briefer on the monitoring app./PN