MANILA, Philippines – The adjusted version of the K to 12 most essential learning competencies (MELC) and the guidelines for distance learning are now available for download, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday.
In a statement, Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua said the MELC and its corresponding guidelines can now be downloaded for free on DepEd Commons.
“We have made the MELCs available for free download at DepEd Commons to help our teachers focus on what is most essential given the challenge in learning delivery this school year,” Pascua said.
“We are trying to make everything as accessible as we can, through DepEd Commons and our other available channels. It is upon us to make sure our teachers and learners have everything they need in order to continue learning” he added.
Aside from downloadable materials, printouts will also be provided for those enrolled in public schools, the department said.
The MELCs is part of the DepEd’s response to develop resilient education systems, especially during emergencies, and will enable DepEd to focus instruction on the most essential and indispensable competencies.
These were prepared by the Bureau of Curriculum Development Director Jocelyn Andaya and approved by Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio.
The DepEd previously warned of groups and individuals selling printed learning materials and modules online, and reminded that these materials can all be accessed for free via its learning portal.
The department said it is still working on radio and television broadcasts for instruction to students in the coming school year.
DepEd earlier said it is studying ways and methods to deliver learning to students after schools were shuttered due to the threat of novel coronavirus disease.
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