The Department of Education (DepEd) has attributed what it calls a successful opening of classes on October 5 to the outpouring of help from various groups and communities.
During the celebration on October 10 for World Teacher’s Day, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones in a keynote speech gave thanks to those who provided aid for the education bureau as it prepared and formally opened the 2020 to 2021 school year.
“Kung ano man ang kulang ay tinatapalan ng mga Pilipino mismo,” Briones remarked.
(“Filipinos provided for whatever was lacking.”)
Briones expressed her gratitude to those who lent a helping hand in order to help DepEd produce and deliver its printed modules despite its limited resources. She also mentioned the strengthened collaboration with local government units to distribute the learning materials, as well as the tireless work and support of educators, society, and Congress.
Classes were earlier disrupted in March due to the threat of the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Under DepEd’s Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan, a blended learning approach is implemented, which combines the use of television, radio, the Internet, and printed modules to deliver education.
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