Students in Taguig now have free online tutorial services to assist learners in the implementation of distance learning during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The “Tele-aral” program will provide 15 phone lines that students can call to ask questions about the lessons.
The “Tele-aral Center” of Taguig was inaugurated on Friday at the Senator Rene Cayetano Science and Technology High School, which will be used for their online tutorial services.
There are also 50 desktop computers installed and communication applications and headsets.
It will be led by teachers who have previously undergone city training to become online teachers.
There will also be a call center supervisor and 20 additional substitutes and support staff to ensure proper operation.
Taguig has also developed its own curriculum and module with specialists, including regional directors and superintendents of the Department of Education, and workforce from local and international schools in the city to ensure the high quality of their academic content.
San Juan, DICT give online learning devices to students
Mayor Francis Zamora said a total of 12,500 tablets, 1,000 laptops, and pocket WiFis were given students enrolled in kindergarten to high school, including SPED students.
“‘Yung tablets kasi para sa lahat ng public schools sa San Juan. Lahat ng San Juaneñong mag-aaral sa public school, except Pinaglabanan’s Grade 3 to 6 students sapagkat sila, laptop ‘yung kanila dahil digital learning sila. All other schools distance learning,-” he added.
Zamora thanked the DICT for partnering with San Juan LGU to ensure that students’ online learning needs are met despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, DICT chief Gringo Honasan explained the agency chose San Juan because it has plans and vision. He, however, said the DICT is also helping other provinces and cities nationwide.