The Department of Education (DepEd) said it has established safety protocols for the delivery of learning modules to students ahead of the Oct. 5 opening of classes to ensure the safety of teachers and education personnel.
Regional offices and school division offices of DepEd were required to adhere to the safety protocols and COVID-19 precautionary measures such as the “conduct of disinfection of learning materials prior packaging and distribution.”
They were also told to forge “stronger partnerships with barangay councils that will help in facilitating the distribution and retrieval of modules to their respective barangays.”
The use of printed learning modules is among the different education delivery modalities of DepEd for the upcoming school year as face-to-face classes remain prohibited due to the threat of COVID-19.
While students have the option to use self-learning modules, online instruction, or radio and television, DepEd has made available copies of the learning module on its online platform, DepEd Commons. Learning materials are also available for download at Education PH.
A memorandum was also issued to all DepEd regional offices and school division offices on better COVID-19 management and response, DepEd Undersecretary Revsee Escobedo said.
The memorandum, he said, covered the “inclusion of COVID-19 protocols and other health-related reminders in learners’ package kits.”
Escobedo explained that all regions will be using all modes of education delivery—printed modules, television and radio-based instruction, and online media.
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