Manila readies free tablets, laptops, WiFi for public school children, teachers

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The free educational tools are ready to roll out beginning next week, ahead of the opening of the new school year. Photo from MPIO.

The City of Manila is all set to distribute next week its promised free tablets, laptops, and WiFi gadgets to public school children and teachers.

The distribution schedule for the free educational tools for Kinder to Grade 12 students and teachers to aid in learning during the upcoming school year of 2020-2021, was announced by the Manila Public Information Office on August 17, 2020, to begin the following week.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso first announced in early July the provision of the budget for the procurement of gadgets and WiFi to support students and teachers in adapting to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) plan for “blended learning” amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the new school year that was originally scheduled to open in August but has since been rescheduled to October 5.

The Philippines’ capital city inked an agreement with local brand Cherry Mobile to provide public school students around 110,000 tablet devices equipped with SIM cards with 10GB data allocation and 11,000 laptops with pocket WiFi devices for teachers.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the City of Manila for providing its school children and teachers free tablets, laptops, and WiFi to cope with the new mode of learning amid the COVID 19 pandemic.

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