The Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday the printing of learning modules for the first quarter of the upcoming school year is “60 to 80 percent complete” with over two weeks left before classes officially begin on Aug. 24.
The DepEd has spread out the printing of the modules to its regional and division offices to speed up the process.
“As reported by our 17 regional directors, most of them are now 60- 80 percent complete in terms of the production of the modules for the first quarter requirement,” Education Undersecretary Revsee Escobedo said in an online press briefing.
The education official assured that the modules would be ready for distribution when the school year starts by Aug. 24.
Students without access to the internet or radio and television instruction will use the learning modules which they would study at home.
The modules were also uploaded to DepEd Commons, the agency’s official online learning platform for public access, Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones had maintained that the opening of classes would push through in the country on Aug. 24 through blended learning even as the Philippines struggles with containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
A previous survey by DepEd showed that the majority of parents and students prefer to use the printed learning modules as many remain without gadgets or access to the internet.
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