Learning modules for distance learning have yet to be distributed in full, the Department of Education (DepEd) has said as it noted that students who have yet to receive their modules are late enrollees.
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said distribution of learning modules for school year 2020 to 2021 is still ongoing even if classes in public schools formally started last Monday.
“Bakit ‘yung ibang mga bata, wala pang modules? Ang dahilan nito, ay mga late enrollees sila kaya hindi sila napasama sa unang mga batches na binigyan ng mga modules,” she said in a press briefing.
(Why do some of the students still don’t have modules? It’s because they were late enrollees and they were not included in the first batches that received modules.)
A DepEd report shows that only 35.80 percent of all the printed learning modules so far have been distributed to students as of Sunday, a day before the opening of classes in public schools.
Of the 921,341,980 learning modules printed as of Sunday, only 329,847,348 modules were given to learners according to the DepEd report.
“Pero hinahabol din natin ito. Kaya continuous ito,”Briones said.
(But we are trying to catch up. This is continuous.)
Some 22.5 million learners are enrolled in public schools this school year via distance learning as the COVID-19 pandemic prevents face-to-face classes.
The use of learning modules emerged as the most favorable method of learning this school year as many students lack access to gadgets and the internet.
The DepEd had said that copies of learning modules are available on its online platform DepEd Commons. Learning resources for students and teachers are also available on Education PH.
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