Around 8.8 million parents prefer modular learning for their children instead of using gadgets this school year, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).
Based on the Learner Enrollment and Survey Forms (LESF), these parents prefer offline learning materials for their children, citing difficulties in internet connection especially in far-flung areas.
According to DepEd, 3.9 million parents chose blended modality while 3.9 million parents prefer online learning. Meanwhile, a total of 1.4 million parents prefer educational television while around 900,000 parents chose radio-based instruction.
Due to this, DepEd Usec. Tunisto Umali said they are doubling their efforts in printing learning modules in time for the opening of school year.
“Ang makikita po natin sa August 24 ay idi-deliver o kaya ay pipick-upin ang ating mga self-learning modules sa ating paaralan o kaya idi-deliver sa tahanan ng mga bata na walang kakayanang maglakbay patungo sa ating paaralan (What we are seeing is by August 24, the self-learning modules will be delivered or picked up in schools or delivered to the students’ homes if they incapable of travelling),” he said.
Umali reported that orientations and seminars for teachers, students, and parents are currently ongoing. DepEd is also coordinating with local government units for the gadgets that will be used by students. AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)
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