The Department of Education (DepEd) distributed self-learning modules to students two days before the formal opening of classes on October 5, as the parents of the learners were not able to pick up the materials.
According to DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali, parents must get the modules and return activity sheets to schools every one to two weeks. He noted that 80 percent of the self-learning materials had been distributed to learners in early September.
Not all students will have one dedicated set. Some will need to share the modules due to a shortage of funding, which was reduced from the 2021 national budget.
Earlier, DepEd noted a total of 24 million learners enrolled nationwide. Education will be delivered under a blended learning approach, wherein a combination of television, radio, the Internet, and printed modules are used. DepEd clarified that while self-learning modules will be provided, students must not write on these, hence, the need to still use pen and paper for note-taking, activities, and problem-solving.
Over 30,000 schools were reported to have finished with its blended learning dry-runs in mid-September.
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