December 5, 2022

The Department of Education-Cordillera is encouraging teachers to be more lenient to their students with the continuation of distance learning.

DepEd-CAR Director Estela Cariño said the agency is seeing to it there would be no dropouts in public schools with the implementation of distance learning.

Cariño said teachers were advised to give consideration and chance to students until the last quarter of the school year. However, there are reports that some students have stopped submitting their modules.

“I asked the school heads especially the teachers to be compassionate especially in this situation. But we cannot also avoid meron talaga iyong wala na talagang sinagot. Iyong iba ayaw ng sumagot sa mga tawag ng teachers, we cannot do anything about that,” she said.

She said they are doing their best to address the problems of learners especially through home visits conducted by teachers.

Benguet National High School Principal Nestor Dalay-on said with home visitations, students are able to improve their performance while the teachers continue to encourage the students to finish their requirements.

“We don’t consider anyone dropouts. We do what we can to retrieve them through home visits. We understand that each student has different levels in answering modules,” he said.

Cariño, meanwhile, said concerned educators are trying to improve the different distance learning modalities to ease the learning of teachers and students.

The use of electronic gadgets as alternatives to printed modules is one of the options being considered.

DepEd officials continue to visit the different schools to evaluate and give solutions to the problems encountered by learners and teachers in distance learning. – Ofelia C. Empian