/ 31 August 2020

THE DEPARTMENT of Education in Apayao is ready to face the challenges in the education sector amid the health crisis, with the help of the provincial government. Starting October 5, “Bagong Apayao” will face the “new normal in education.”

In response to the Learning Continuity Plan of DepEd-Apayao, 140 home learning facilitators will serve as partners of the teachers. The HLF will assist in the preparation and distribution of modules and will also guide the students to ensure their learning progress.

The learning facilitators, who will be assigned to seven municipalities, are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Education. They were carefully selected by DepEd and their salaries will be provided by the provincial government.

For teacher Catherine Agamanos of Tumog Elementary School, “the HLF is such a great help to reach the learners.”

Teacher Aris Tumbaga of Quirino Elementary School also recognized that “computer literacy is a major contribution of new graduates who will serve as HLF to further develop the new method in the delivery of education” in the area.

As for Alternative Learning System teacher Mikhail Lumabao, he worries that due to the Covid19, the visit to learners may be limited. His concern was assuaged as the HLF will be able to help in this regard to make sure the needs of learners will not be neglected.

Schools Division Superintendent Sally Ullalim also recognized the initiative of the provincial government and gave assurances that the education of the learners will continue even if they are at home.

She also thanked the mayors who donated 32 risograph machines for the printing of modules that will be used in the blended learning.