The Department of Education (DepEd) said Tuesday it hired over 3,000 learning support aides to help students who do not have parents or guardians to help them in their studies at home.
The learning support aides were hired by schools within the same community where the students live, DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Mateo said Tuesday as he highlighted the need to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
“Ang kinukuha po natin ay iyong mga taong nandito sa community para ma-prevent iyong pag-transmit ng COVID,” he said at a Laging Handa briefing.
(We hired those within the community to prevent the spread of COVID.)
Of the learning support aides hired, some 2,000 receive their salaries from DepEd while the rest are paid by the local government units where they teach, Mateo said.
Asked on how many learning support aides does DepEd still need, Mateo said it would depend on the need of schools.
“Depende po iyan doon sa magiging kailangan ng paaralan para matugunan iyong pangangailangan ng mga mag-aaral,” he said.
(That will depend on the needs of the schools to respond to the needs of the students.)
The DepEd, in launching distance learning this year, has recognized that not all students have parents or guardians to guide them at home for their lessons.
Learning resources of DepEd are available on its online platform DepEd Commons. Learning materials can also be found in Education PH.
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