JUST IN: Pasig to distribute tablets to students before school reopens

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Pasig distribute tablets to students
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has announced the schedule of tablets distribution along with other educational programs. Photo from Vico Sotto social media.

Pasig is set to distribute computer tablets to the city’s students before the new school year reopens on October 5, 2020.

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced today the distribution schedule following the expected delivery of the educational devices on September 30.

The tablets are intended to aid students who are facing remote learning modes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Sotto also announced that high-speed internet connections in schools are ready to service teachers as well as parents of children without net access at home. Parents will be allowed to go to the schools, by schedule, every two weeks to download learning modules.

RISO machines for the printing of learner’s packets have also been delivered to schools.

The city leader also provided updates on other educational programs for the new school year including:

Teachers training for digital learning with Thames International

  • Parent-Teacher workshops to aid new teaching methods
  • Allowances for the over 18,000 student scholars to be sent via e-payments
  • Extension of the scholarship program to private schools that are having financial difficulties during this pandemic

Sotto emphasized that the city will continue to follow health safety protocols while providing for continued learning.

“Prioridad natin ang kaligtasan at kalusugan ng mga kabataan, ngunit di tayo papayag na matigil ang kanilang pag-aaral,” Sotto said.

Meanwhile, the City of Manila has also readied free tablets, laptops, and WiFi for its public school children and teachers.

Free WiFi Internet for students is also rolling out to 90 percent of Cavite homes.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Pasig City for having their students provided with tablets before school reopens.

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