Over 100 teachers in Imus, Cavite have volunteered to deliver printed learning modules to their students prior to the start of the upcoming school year.
According to Mariz Umali’s report on “24 Oras,” some of the volunteer teachers, principals, and non-teaching staff on Thursday conducted a dry run of their delivery system aboard their respective motorcycles.
“‘Yung problema, lalo na sa pagdating ng pagbubukas ng klase sa August 24, lalo na do’n sa mag-aaral na ang pinipili ay modular [ay] pa’no natin maparating sa ating mga mag-aaral ang mga modules?” Imus National High School Principal Arturo Rosaroso Jr. said.
The volunteer teachers said they will deliver the learning modules on a quarterly basis or more frequently if needed.
“Depende kung papaano nagawa agad ng mga bata ang kanilang mga asignatura,” Rosaroso said.
The learning modules are still undergoing quality assurance and will come from the Department of Education.
The modules will be delivered to students two to three weeks before the school year starts.
The volunteer teachers will also be swab tested to avoid coronavirus transmission.
“Gagawin namin ang lahat to see to it na ‘yung safety ng mga modules ay okay kasi we’re talking about the health condition of our learners plus itong ating mga module transporter so magsasagawa po kami ng disinfection,” Schools Division Superintendent Rose Marie Torres said.
Aside from delivery by the volunteer teachers, “modular hubs” where the learning materials will be delivered and picked up have also been identified.
“Meron po silang schedule ng pagkuha. Hindi po sabay-sabay,” Torres said.
The teachers will not receive any added income or allowance for delivering the modules but said they volunteered to do it out of dedication to the job and care for their students.
“May estudyante po akong wala sila kahit smartphone. Ang meron lang sila ay basic phone kaya alam ko po na para maihatid ko sa kaniya ang mga karunungan na dapat hindi nila ma-miss sa isang buong taon ay through module po,” Grade 3 teacher Mielyn Caunan said. -Julia Mari Ornedo/MDM, GMA News