/ 23 July 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has developed a mobile app to provide a safer avenue for teaching and non-teaching personnel to provide information and status of their vaccination.

“We decided to create this platform to give our personnel and teachers a hassle-free and contactless way of handing out their vaccination status. We also want to maximize the use of technology in consolidating information of the vaccinees,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

The DepEd Mobile App, which can be downloaded in App Store and Google Play, will no longer require manual data collection in all governance levels since the process will be done remotely. Through the App, DepEd personnel can log in and provide updated information on their vaccination status.

“The app can generate and send consolidated reports per division and region. Overall, this technology simplifies and lessens administrative tasks and minimizes inaccuracy and errors in data collection,” Education Undersecretary for Administration Alain Pascua shared.

Pascua’s office released on Monday a guide to orient the personnel on the step-by-step process on how to use the application, from registering up to providing personal information.

The data collected from the application will be vital in crafting policies and addressing challenges in the vaccination program of the government, Pascua said.

“All the information collected will guide the Department’s leaders across all governance levels in making appropriate decisions to respond to the ongoing pandemic. Only timely and accurate information can help provide appropriate solutions to DepEd’s concerns,” he added.