/ 2 November 2020

A COASTAL school in Palawan province proved that poor internet connectivity is not a hindrance to learning amid the pandemic.

The Marikit Elementary School in Sitio Marikit, Aborlan, Palawan adapted a modular and radio-based instruction this school year.

Despite the poor Internet signal, the school said that distance learning is successful.

School principal Reuben Herrera said teachers can effectively guide students through the Radyo Aralan project.

Radyo Aralan broadcast live teaching from Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. After each discussion, teachers choose students to call and talk to on live radio.

This strategy, the school said, makes Radyo Aralan interactive. It also ensures that students understand the lessons being broadcast.

The school provided students transistor radios for the radio-based learning.

Parents like Jenny Padul thanked the teachers of Marikit Elementary School for their dedication and resourcefulness.

Padul noted that Radyo Aralan has been a great help to parents because students can understand and follow their lessons better.

It also brings joy to children because they can hear the voices of their teachers and classmates.