The Department of Education has made a clarification with regard to the erroneous math equation which went viral https://depedtambayan.org/deped-tv-math/ on social media after it was pointed out by netizens.
On October 6, Tuesday, DepEd TV aired an episode, which featured a linear math equation with a wrong divisor. DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua apologized for the mistake on Wednesday, promising the public that the education bureau would impose stricter checking of learning materials for inclusion in the educational TV program’s lineup.
“Totoo pong may mali,” said Pascua. “Nakalusot sa QA (quality assurance) ang portion na ito. Kaya’t minabuti kong mag-post para maituwid agad itong pagkakamali.”
(“It’s true that there was an error. This portion was able to pass through QA. This is why I thought it was only fitting that I make this post to correct this mistake.”)
Pascua noted that the said video episode would be rectified and re-uploaded on DepEd Commons and DepEd’s YouTube channel.
In a press conference on Thursday, Pascua told reporters that the error was only inevitable, given the number of videos DepEd develops and produces every week.
“This is not the last time that there will be errors because we are not perfect,” said Pascua. He talked about the everyday pressure that the teacher-broadcasters behind DepEd TV face in coming up with the content.
Pascua and DepEd Director IV Abram Abanil described the process by which the episodes are made, from the review of the modules, the writing of the scripts, to the preparation of materials, filming, and editing. Pascua reiterated that DepEd will continue to listen to the public’s feedback and it will make improvements to the production of the educational TV programs.
Photo: Facebook/Alain Pascua
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