EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro challenged newly appointed school division superintendents and assistant superintendents to perform their jobs well.
“What you sow, you will reap. Whatever decisions you will make will be decisions for the department and for the youth whom we serve,” Luistro told newly appointed executives of the Department of Education (DepEd) during their oath-taking on Tuesday.
Schools division superintendents and assistant superintendents are third-level officials whose appointments are signed by the President and who need to take an oath before the head of the agency.
Luistro reminded the officials of the trials and challenges that may distract them from their responsibilities. He reminded them to keep in mind that their actions and decisions will affect future generations.
Rizalino Rivera, DepEd undersecretary for regional operations, told the officials that with being a DepEd executive comes the responsibility to not only take care of their personnel and the students, but to also be an example of what a real worker should be.
The 18 newly-appointed officials are Fatima Boado, Zenia Mostoles, Lorna Bugayong, Joann Corpuz, Leilani Cunanan, Norma Esteban, Imelda Macaspac, Jose Doncillo, Loida Nidea, Sally Ullalim, Maria Magdalena Lim, William Gando and Crestito Morcilla from Luzon; Allan Yap, Dexter Aguilar and Roseller Gelig from Visayas; and from Mindanao, Omar Obas and Arsenio Cornites Jr.