Amid the lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Education is considering the use of television and radio to help students get their school lessons for the upcoming school year 2020-2021.
In an ABS-CBN report, DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan confirmed that they are making plans for the opening of classes while the COVID-19 disease has yet to be fully contained globally.
“Sa mga lugar na hindi posible ang classroom-based instruction, tinitingnan natin itong ICT (information and communication technology) platforms saka ang telebisyon, radyo,” he said.
(“In places where classroom-based instruction is not possible, we are looking into using ICT platforms as well as television and radio.”)
DepEd will also announce within the week the schedule of the opening of classes for the next school year, which is usually in the month of June. They will also release the findings of their survey on the preferred teaching platform of students and schools next month.
Meanwhile, DepEd is also considering approving the recommendation of some schools to conduct online graduation rites. Undersecretary Malaluan has yet to confirm their decision.
As of writing, there are 6,087 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines with 397 deaths and 516 recoveries.
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