Manila and Quezon City to give free gadgets for online classes – The Department of Education (DepEd) is eyeing for “blended learning” to be implemented this coming school year 2020-2021. Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte have responded quickly on this.
According to QC Mayor Joy Belmonte, they will be giving learning materials, including gadgets, printed modules and an “internet allowance,” to all 430,000 enrollees in Quezon City. She also added that a supplementary budget of P2.9 billion has been approved for this purpose.
Kindergarten and grade school students will also receive modules with flash drives and additional printed materials while all 155,921 junior high school and 19,810 senior high school students will be issued tablets. Teachers and students will be provided with an internet allowance and connectivity.
Manila City Mayor Isko, has appropriated P994 million for 110,000 tablets with SIM cards for students and 11,000 laptops with pocket devices for teachers to help prepare them for online classes.
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The said SIM cards come with a 10-gigabyte monthly load with free 2 GB data for YouTube.
Their actions are giant steps toward enriching “computer knowledge” in every household in their cities.
Manila and Quezon City to give free gadgets for online classes
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