DepEd to provide internet connection to 7,000 public schools —DuterteBy VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News
The Department of Education (DepEd) is in the process of procuring internet connection for 7,000 public schools as the government seeks to implement distance learning in the upcoming school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his report to Congress on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte said the DepEd set aside P700 million for the project, which will be completed in 10 months.
The report did not identify the locations of the schools that will benefit from the project.
Early this month, Duterte said the Department of Information and Communications Technology was set to coordinate with the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education for the rollout of free WiFi in schools.
Duterte also reported that the DepEd issued a memorandum allowing teachers to bring home devices purchased by the department for use in distance learning.
The DepEd earlier said it would employ online and modular learning as well as tap radio and television networks to ensure delivery of lessons for the upcoming school year, which will begin on August 24.
Face-to-face classes would not be held until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. —AOL, GMA News