/ 28 July 2020

THE LAKAN DULA High School in Tondo, Manila has announced that it is now equipped and ready to implement a combined modular and digital learning.

Teachers of the school, which has a student population of almost 6,000, prioritized safer enrollment by opting to use both online and offline procedures in accordance with the health protocols of the government.

“Nagkaroon kami ng enrollment sa online through Google forms. Pero hindi naman lahat ay online. Ginawa naming less contact na may social distancing sa pamamagitan ng paglalagay ng boxes sa school at doon ilalagay ng magulang ang accomplished learner’s form,” said school teacher and coordinator Leslie Ann Santos.

“Early this month, teachers were already finished writing the learning modules and the printing of said education material iis ongoing,”said Santos

Teachers are also attending webinar training in preparation for the mandate of the Department of Education (DepEd) on alternative modes of learning for students.

Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will reportedly be giving out tablets and internet connectivity to students and teachers who do not have gadgets and internet access for online learning.

Reports have it that the city government has allotted P994 million for the education sector this school year, with a total of 110,000 tablets to be handed to kinder to grade 12 students in public schools.

“Bibili tayo ng 110,000 tablets para sa Batang Maynila. Walang gastos na ang mga magulang,” Moreno was quoted to have said.

The Manila mayor was also reported to have said that the laptops with internet connectivity will be distributed to the city’s 10,300 public school teachers so that they can work and teach effectively.

“Nais ko pong ipabatid sa inyo na ‘yong 110,000 tablets, lahat ‘yun may sim card na at lahat ng ‘yon buwan-buwan may load na 10 gigabite data. Sa mga teacher, bibili tayo ng wi-fi connector o pocket wi-fi ‘tapos may load din ‘yun,” Moreno was also quoted to have said.

With the support of the city government and Lakan Dula High School’s early assessment on how to implement blended learning, Santos is confident that the school is truly prepared for the opening of classes on August 24.