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DepEd to survey students, parents to determine ways to deliver learning

The Department of Education (DepEd) will conduct a survey on students and parents to determine the learning delivery modalities that will be needed once the schoolyear starts without face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a public briefing on Thursday, DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla said they will do the survey during the month-long enrolment in June.

“Ito po ay two-page survey na maaari pong gawin remotely, or online, or through text, at sa pagtawag po [sa telepono] ay kaya ring gawin,” she said.

“Hihingi po tayo ng tulong dito sa ating ka-barangay dito po sa local government units na kung may mga pamilya na hindi kakayaning lumabas o makontak ng adviser ay ihahatid po natin yung form,” she added.

As face-to-face classes will not allowed, the department has been establishing other ways to deliver education to students through self-learning modules, broadcast media, and the internet.

Sevilla explained the participants will be asked about their condition and capability. The survey results will allow the DepEd to match the appropriate learning delivery modalities, she added.

On Wednesday, DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said the department is assessing the number of students who will need the specific materials.

However, the process of data gathering to determine this is expected to be completed by the end of June.

According to him, DepEd’s preparations for the opening of classes is centered on the production of  "self-learning" modules.

“Ang pinaghahandaan po natin talaga ay ‘yung printed self-learning modules na gagawing available sa mga mag-aaral na walang gadget. Kaya ‘yun po talaga ang ginagawa namin ngayon,” San Antonio said. --KBK, GMA News