/ 18 July 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education in Antique is planning to have a 1:1 module-to-student ratio for the 476 elementary and 58 secondary public schools in the province this coming school year.

Evelyn Remo, chief of DepEd Antique School of Governance and Operation Division, said the department has enough resources for the printing of self-learning modules.

“Last school year, teachers had difficulty reproducing their modules and other instructional materials for students. Students had to swap the modules weekly because of the lack of printed modules then,” Remo said.

“This year, we have enough resources in terms of the bond papers and other printing materials. We will be utilizing the unspent portion of the P30 million that was provided by Rep. Loren Legarda for the reproduction of the modules last school year. It could still be enough for the incoming school year,” she added.

Remo said several donors coming from the private sector and the province’s 18 municipalities also support their plan to provide a module for each student.

Aside from the instructional materials, Remo noted DepEd Antique is eyeing to continue the blended learning modality using radio and television.

Last school year, DepEd Antique tapped two cable televisions and radio stations in the province where the teachers aired their lessons.

It also set up a small production room for teachers to record their lectures.