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DepEd: Public school teachers are allowed to borrow ICT equipment from schools

DepEd: Public school teachers are allowed to borrow ICT equipment from schools

DepEd: Public school teachers are allowed to borrow ICT equipment from schools. Read the Guidelines below:

“Upang matulungan ang mga Public School Teacher na walang sariling mga laptop o devices, ay ating pansamantalang ipinahihiram ang mga ICT Equipment na kasalukuyang nasa ating mga Public Schools.”

“Ang mga stand-alone PCs, laptops, at tablet PCs ay maaaring ipahiram ng mga School Heads upang magamit ng mga teachers para sa School Year 2020-2021.”

“Pansamantala lamang ang pagpapahiram nito habang tayo ay patuloy na humahanap ng paraan upang mabigyan ng laptop ang higit 800,000 na mga Public School teachers sa bansa.”


This is to reiterate QUA MEMO 00-0420-0029 dated 08 April 2020, Guidelines on the Use of Desktop Computers, Laptops, Tablet PCs, and Smartphones at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As stated in memo, School Heads may release said devices to teachers for use in the conduct of online trainings and online classes during the pandemic subject to guidelines.

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, and 308,150 Tablet PCs.
  • 532,637 Total ICT Equipment already present in schools

These IT Equipment, delivered to our Schools via the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) 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, it must be emphasized to everyone, that given the limited inventory this measure is only a temporary solution for teachers without devices.

The Survey on Teachers Readiness for Distance Education undertaken by DepEd’s Planning Service between 16-30 April 2020 involving 689,329 teacher respondents reveal that only 77,631 or 11% of them do not have desktop or laptop computer at home. Applying that percentage to the total number of teachers nationwide, it can be estimated that 93,221 of the 847,467 teachers have no computer device. That estimate can already be addressed by the number of laptops and devices the Department has at the moment.

The direction is to provide a laptop for each teacher, and for this to become a reality, it will require about P27 billion of government funding. Although DepEd recognizes and appreciates the fact that a considerable number of teachers use their own devices out of their own resources, the provision of government-issued laptops still remains the responsibility of the State.

DepEd: Public school teachers are allowed to borrow ICT equipment from schools

Source: DepEd Philippines

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