DepEd to distribute 40,000 laptops to schools, field offices
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday said it will begin the distribution this month of some 40,000 laptops to teachers, personnel, schools, and field offices nationwide for the coming school year.
Briones said the purchase of the laptops was made through the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service and is in line with the Bayanihan to Recover As One, the government’s second stimulus package to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This would go a long way in our continued implementation of our Basic Education – Learning Continuity Plan and in providing technical support to our field offices nationwide,” Briones said in a statement.
The laptops will be delivered by the supplier directly to the regional offices, according to the DepEd.
A regional supply officer will then identify the final list of recipients and take charge of releasing the allocated units of the school division offices.
For his part, Education Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua said the agency aims to provide each teacher and DepEd office with a laptop.
“The Department recognizes that teachers who use their own devices bought these out of their own expense,” Pascua said.
“It is still the responsibility of the state to provide government-issued laptops,” he added.
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