/ 27 November 2020

THE ALLIANCE of Concerned Teachers appealed to the Department of Education to use textbooks instead of self-learning modules.

ACT Spokesman Benjamin Valbuena said that textbooks are available and should be released to students.

“The DepEd only needs to produce a study guide for students to identify which particular lessons should be studied based on a streamlined curriculum that is appropriate in the pandemic and calamity context,” he said.

Valbuena pointed out that the P1.2 billion quarterly budget for module printing can procure 200,000 tablet units.

“Procuring gadgets and using digitized module copies will address the problem that DepEd is raising. Other options such as battery-operated audio file players can be used in areas where electricity is not available,” he said.

“The DepEd only has to have the will to implement this, gather as much funds that can be used for this purpose and act immediately,” he added.