DepEd data on passers of distance learning questioned | Inquirer News

DepEd data on passers of distance learning questioned

/ 05:12 AM March 07, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) questioned the accuracy of the data from the Department of Education (DepEd) showing that 99 percent of students got passing marks under the distance learning in the first quarter of academic year 2020-2021.

The group said the report presented by the DepEd during Wednesday’s hearing of the Senate committee on basic education only cited 14.5 million students out of the 25 million enrolled students.


The data leaves 10 million learners unaccounted for, the group said in a statement.

“We ask the DepEd officials to stop spewing lies to cover up for the failure of distance learning and instead focus on implementing education reforms to salvage the rest of the school year and ensure safe and quality education for all,” said Raymond Basilio, secretary general of ACT.


—Mariejo S. Ramos
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