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Tuloy ang trabaho! Win Gatchalian gives DepEd to-do list ahead of October 5 class opening

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The opening of classes may have been moved to October 5 but Senator Sherwin Gatchalian believes the Department of Education (DepEd) still needs to work double time to prepare for the nationwide rollout of blended learning.

Gatchalian on Friday (August 14) gave DepEd a to-do list of things it should accomplish two months from now after Education Secretary Leonor Briones announced the August 24 opening of classes will not push through.

In a statement, the senator said it is crucial that preparations continue to fine-tune all aspects of the Basic-Education-Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP).

“These include the completion of self-learning modules, improving our radio and television-based education programs, and other alternative learning modalities,” he said.

Gatchalian said teachers must also be given the assurance they will be taken care of if they catch COVID-19.

“The success of the BE-LCP’s roll-out depends on the confidence that we inspire among our teachers by upholding their welfare,” he said.

Gatchalian said DepEd must also exert effort to reach 4 million students who have not yet enrolled so they do not become out-of-school youth.

“Ang higit na mahalaga ay maipagpatuloy natin ang pagbibigay ng dekalidad na edukasyon para sa mga mag-aaral sa isang ligtas at mabisang paraan,” he said.

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