DepEd to seek LGUs’ help in distribution of learning materials
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday said it would seek the help of local government units in distributing printed learning materials to students who have no access to the internet as the agency prepares for distance learning amid the coronavirus crisis.
In a televised press briefing hosted by the Department of Health (DOH), Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said parent-teachers associations and teachers will also be asked to help in the distribution of the learning materials.
“Magpapatulong po tayo sa ating mga local government officials, sa mga barangay, at katulong na rin po siguro ‘yung mga parent-teacher associations at ‘yung mga teleteachers natin,” San Antonio said.
The DepEd recently announced that classes will start on August 24 with schools adopting various learning delivery options such as, but not limited to, face-to-face, blended learning, distance learning, homeschooling, and other modes depending on the local COVID Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards.
In late Monday night public address, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow the resumption of classes if a vaccine against COVID-19 is not yet developed.
However, Malacañang clarified that Duterte was only referring to physical classes and that enrolment in public schools will proceed as scheduled from June 1 to June 30.
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