TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The city government has allotted P8 million as support to distance learning under the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan.
Mayor Darwin C. Estranero, during the Dec. 10 Laging Handa network briefing, said the LGU allotted the amount from the 2020 supplemental Annual Investment Program (AIP) to assure effective learning this time of the pandemic when face to face class is restricted.
The fund is for the purchase of machines and other equipment needed in the production of learning materials to the 10 districts under the Department of Education-Tabuk City schools division.
Estranero said the move is in line with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s commitment that no child should be left behind even while under distance learning.
To boost teacher-pupil communication under distance learning, 15 barangays in the city schools division use two-way handheld radios, which has been proven effective in real-time instruction, especially in remote sites where telecommunication remains a problem, Estranero said.
He assured that the LGU will continue to provide support until classroom instruction resumes. – Larry Lopez