DepEd Sec. Briones Reacts To Teachers Soliciting Bond Paper for Modules
BRIONES – Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones broke her silence on some teachers’ “bond paper campaign” for the module printing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the education sector in the Philippines. Until now, the Department of Education (DepEd) has yet to open the school year for elementary and secondary levels.
Usually, the school year starts in June. However, due to the pandemic, it was moved to August 24 to further ensure the safety of the students. There was a remote enrollment in June.
Several days before August 24, DepEd shifted its plan. It set the opening of the school year to October. Also, blended learning will be implemented for the safety of the students.
Teachers now are busy preparing the modules for the students. Some educators are soliciting bond paper from people with generous hearts to suffice the needs for the module printing.
Aside from bond papers, teachers also welcomed donations of ink for printers and as well as any other help that can be extended for the preparation of the modules.
The “bond paper campaign” caught the attention of some authorities. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has raised it towards DepEd Sec. Leonor Briones.
According to the DepEd Chief, she told the teachers to check first the shortage of funds and resources as they are downloading funds to schools. Based on the report, P10 billion is allotted for the printing of the modules.
Also, the DepEd Secretary warned everyone not to give donations to groups using her names in solicitations as she does not use her name for such activities. She also stressed that it is a policy in the Department “never to accept cash”.
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