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QC to distribute iPads, books in 37 public schools

/ 05:57 PM March 02, 2014

Mayor Herbert Bautista INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the distribution of nearly P17.2 million worth of learner’s kits, including iPads and books, for the use of grades IV and V pupils in 37 local public schools.

The purchase of over 35,400 learner’s kits was authorized by a January 27 council resolution allowing Bautista to ink a deal with a winning bidder.

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In a statement, Bautista said that 35,458 learner’s kits would be initially distributed to each grade IV and grade V pupil in 37 of the 99 city-operated elementary schools.

A learner’s kit is composed of a board foldcote sandwich-type iPad with plastic lamination and a “Magsanay Tayo sa Filipino,” Sanayang Aklat sa Pilipino (Wika) textbook for grades IV and V pupils.

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According to Bautista, a kit will be given to every pupil in the pilot schools to test their effectiveness as teaching aids during classroom lessons in the Filipino subject.

The move, he said, has been part of the city government’s programs to improve the quality of education in the city’s public school system and make the Filipino subject “much easier to learn in Grade IV and Grade V.”

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