Oops! The Department of Education (DepEd) TV is facing criticism anew for airing a wrong math solution on its television learning platform, just a day after it opened the new school year through distance learning.
The wrong solution to a math problem was shown in DepEd TV over IBC 13 on Tuesday, Oct. 6, prompting an official of the education department to apologize for the error.
DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said sorry for the error on Wednesday and vowed stricter protocols for checking of learning materials for airing. He admitted that the error went unnoticed during a quality assurance assessment of DepEd.
“Humihingi po kami ng paumanhin sa ating mga mag-aaral, sa mga magulang at teachers sa pagkakamaling ito,” he said in a statement.
(We apologize to our students, parents, and teachers for this error.)
“Hihigpitan po natin ang pag-QA para maging perpekto ang ating mga episodes sa DepEd TV,” he added.
(We will be stricter in our QA [quality assurance] to perfect the episodes for DepEd TV.)
This is not the first time that an erroneous lessons was showed on DepEd TV. The department was previously called out for a wrong English lesson prior to the opening of classes.
Despite the error, Pascua expressed hopes that efforts to put up DepEd TV would also be recognized.
“We hope that the talent and sacrifice of our teacher-broadcasters, production team and the entire DepEd TV, DepEd Commons, DepEd YouTube Channel teams will also be recognized and acknowledged,” he said.
The DepEd official assured the public that the episode containing the erroneous math problem and solution would be “fixed” before it becomes available on its online platform DepEd Commons. Learning resources for students and teachers are also available on Education PH.
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