DEPED-7 PROMOTES USE OF OTHER LEARNING DELIVERY MODALITIES
THE DEPARTMENT of Education in Region 7 encouraged all of its divisions to come up and use cheaper learning modalities for distance learning.
“I keep on encouraging them, as what our beloved DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones also keeps [doing with] our regions. And I myself, am also encouraging all our divisions to transition from the modular printed or come up with some other modalities that are more feasible in the area and probably cost-effective. We know for the fact that modular printed is very expensive, especially in the printing and because of the increase in demand of bond papers, that’s why there’ll be a shortage,” Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez said.
Jimenez noted that the module-based learning is expensive because it requires a huge amount of bond paper.
“We know for the fact that modular printed is very expensive, especially in the printing and because of the increase in demand of bond papers, that’s why there’ll be a shortage,” he said.
The regional director admitted that there were reported delays in the distribution of modules in some school divisions for the School Year 2020-2021.
He reported that at least seven areas in Region 7 have shifted to radio-based delivery of education.
“I always emphasize to use other platforms or other modalities but still by distance learning, either radio-based instruction, TV-based instruction or digitized if the municipality or if the LGU can afford to buy, or the city can afford to buy gadgets like tablets, so they can provide for our learners, like what the Mandaue City government did,” he added.