OVP delivers 220 tablets to 5 public schools under Bayanihan e-Skwela program



a person holding a sign: Office of the Vice President's Bayanihan e-skwela program gave away 220 tablets to 5 public schools in Baguio City, Benguet and Pampanga


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Office of the Vice President’s Bayanihan e-skwela program gave away 220 tablets to 5 public schools in Baguio City, Benguet and Pampanga

Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday said the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was able to deliver recently 220 tablets for use in public schools in time for the opening of classes this school year 2020-2021. 

“Kamakailan lang ay inihatid ng ating Tanggapan ang 220 tablets para sa limang pampublikong paaralan sa tatlong probinsya. Kabilang dito ang Don Mariano Marcos Elementary School at Loakan Elementary School sa Baguio City; Yagyagan Elementary School sa Benguet; at Madapdap High School at Sitio Target Integrated School sa Pampanga,” she wrote on Facebook.

“Bahagi ito ng ating BAYANIHAN e-SKWELA initiatives, na naglalayong tulungan ang mga pamilya at mga guro sa gitna ng mga pagbabagong dala ng distance learning para sa mga mag-aaral,” Robredo added.

The tablets were made available with the help of the private sector, she said.

In August, the OVP launched the Bayanihan e-Skwela video series that aims to assist teachers and parents in delivering blended learning to students.

Initially scheduled on August 24, the opening of classes was moved to October 5 due to the restrictions from the modified enhanced community quarantine, which affected the preparation of schools.

The Department of Education on Saturday said it is ready for the October 5 opening of classes and has prepared for any contingency that may arise. —KG, GMA News

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