July 16, 2024

The Department of Education-Cordillera will facilitate the national learning camp (NLC) for 44,400 learners on July 1 to 19 in various schools in the region.

DepEd-Cordillera Education Program Supervisor Wilfred Bagsao said the learning camp will be conducted voluntarily per school.The NLC is part of the national learning recovery program for the students to cope with the learning standard, as a means of closing the learning gap during the pandemic.

“This year, it is good for three weeks. We expanded the implementation not only for grades 7 and 8 but we included grades 1 to 3, and 7 to 10,” Bagsao said, comparing last year’s conduct of NLC.

The learning camp covers English, Math and Science for grades 7 to 10, and Reading and Math for grades 1 to 3.

The learners will be divided into three camps, depending on their needs: enhancement, consolidation and intervention.

The enhancement camp is for advanced learners, consolidation camp for those who need more practice in their previously learned competencies and the intervention camp for learners needing foundational support.

Bagsao said the schools conducted pre-assessment to students to know which learning camp they will attend.

Based on DepEd-Cordillera data, there are 26,887 learners from grades 1 to 3, while there are 17,513 learners in grades 7 to 10 who enlisted for the three-week program. 

Also, there are 6,356 learning camp volunteers or teachers hired by the DepEd-Cordillera to facilitate the NLC, with 3,612 teaching the grades 1 to 3 and 1,675 teachers for the grades 7 to 10.

 The total budgetary requirement for the NLC and remedial classes amounted to P42,873,466 for the implementation of the program in the region. – Ofelia C. Empian