DepEd Memorandum Says Teachers With No Gadgets May Borrow From Dept.
TEACHERS WITH NO GADGETS MAY BORROW – As the start of the classes draws closer, the Department of Education (DepEd) is gearing up for “blended learning”.
Since DepEd announced that they would be going through with the blended learning system, many have voiced concerns that the system was not optimal for everybody. This even led to teachers protesting in front of DepEd offices.
In response to these concerns, DepEd released a memorandum that stated teachers who who don’t have the means to conduct blended learning classes may borrow from DepEd.
Among the gadgets educators may borrow include computers, laptops, tablets, and more. The memorandum read:
To date, DepEd has an inventory of the following IT devices distributed in 93% of schools nationwide:
- 124,939 Standalone Desktop Computers
- 99,548 Laptops
- 308,150 Tablet PCs
In total, there would be 532,637 gadgets for teachers that the education department has at their disposal.
The memorandum continued saying:
These IT equipments, delivered to our Schools via the DepEd Computerization Program (DCPC) in the last five (5) years, may already be issued, and teachers may borrow them for use in blended learning.
While a total of 1,042,575 computer devices are distributed across 44,155 public schools, the remaining number of computers (509,938) cannot be lent as they are thin-clients.
However, DepEd emphasized that this would only be a temporary solution for teachers without devices.
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