/ 25 June 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education is set to  install computers and other equipment in its field offices to provide efficient services amid the continued implementation of distance learning.

The equipment will be used for video conferencing, online meetings and regional and division offices upskilling programs for personnel.

“We are continuously assisting our field offices in their endeavors for the distance learning. We are providing them tools that could help them deliver our education efficiently to our learners,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

The equipment include 385 personal computers, 383 monitors, 35 cameras, 15 all-in-one collaboration PC and conferencing tools, and two large monitors.

Each regional office will receive six personal computers, six monitors, and one camera, while division offices will get one PC and a monitor each.

The department’s Information and Communications Technology Service will hold an online briefing and orientation regarding the use and proper configuration of the equipment.

“Our collaboration and assistance to each other will create a more conducive learning environment for our learners and stakeholders. This is the key to deliver education even if we are facing challenges due to pandemic,” the DepEd chief said.

Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua said the deployment of equipment will address the challenges in virtual coordination with field offices.

“Through these equipment, our regional and division offices will have access to our platforms and can now enhance their capabilities in conducting video conferences and upskilling programs for our personnel,” Pascua said.