DepEd Appeals to Stop Connecting Self-Death of Students to Modules
The Department of Education (DepEd) appealed to the public to stop connecting the cases of students who allegedly died due to modules.
Recently, there are several reports that students in some parts of the country have reportedly taken their own lives due to the difficulty of self-learning modules and struggling to distance learnings, which being implemented due to the threat of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, DepEd, in a statement on Tuesday, warned the public against some individuals and groups that are using these kinds of incidents to defame the undermine the efforts of the department.
“Nais naming ipanawagan na itigil ang pagkonekta nito sa mga modyul o sa distance learning,” it said.
“Binabalaan din namin ang publiko sa mga grupo o indibidwal na ginagamit ang mga nasabing insidente upang siraan at isantabi ang mga pagsisikap ng Kagawaran.”
According to the report of GMA News, the department cited reports from the authorities and concerned families. This, DepEd claimed that those self-death incidents were not proven to be linked to distance learning.
Naipaabot sa kaalaman ng DepEd ang mga pagsubok na hatid ng kasalukuyang sitwasyong mayroon tayo, kasama na rito ang malungkot na balitang may mga guro at mag-aaral ang pumanaw sa gitna ng krisis,” DepEd said
Fields offices of DepEd are already reaching out to their family to provide assistance. The department also pleads to the public to respect the private life of the mourning family.
“Hinihiling namin sa publiko na igalang ang pribadong buhay ng pamilyang naiwan at gayundin ang pag-iwas sa mga kuro-kuro ukol sa sanhi ng pagkamatay ng kanilang kaanak,” said on the statement.
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