Tagbilaran City to provide free pocket wifi, load to assist online learning

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Tagbilaran City free pocket wifi
Tagbilaran City pledged free Pocket Wifi with load subsidy to Tagbilaran City College teachers and students to help them with online learning.

The Tagbilaran City Government in Bohol has announced its plan to distribute free Pocket Wifi with a monthly load subsidy of Php 500 to Tagbilaran City College teachers and students for the whole first semester’s online learning.

The announcement was posted on Tagbilaran City Government Facebook page on June 9, 2020. The aim of the city government is to aid the students and teachers to cope with the incoming school year under the “new normal” conditions.

“Isip pagpangandam sa “new normal” sa umaabot nga klase, ang Tagbilaran City College magpatuman sa Distance Blended Learning approach. Aron sigurado nga hapsay ang atong pag implement ani, ang City Government of Tagbilaran muhatag sa tanang TCC students ug teachers og libre nga pagpagamit sa Pocket Wifi ug adunay libre nga P500 load kada buwan hangtod mahuman ang usa ka semester. Kini atong gihimo para madasig ang mga TCC students nga ipadayon ang ilang pag eskwela taliwala sa hulga sa COVID-19,” said Tagbilaran City Government in its Facebook post.

(As a preparation for the new normal in the incoming school year, the Tagbilaran City College (TCC) will be implementing a Distance Blended Learning approach. To ensure the uninterrupted implementation of the program, the city government of Tagbilaran will give TCC students and teacher free pocket wifi and load subsidy of P500 per month for a one semester. We are doing this to encourage TCC students to continue their studies even with the COVID-19 threat.)

The Department of Education in the Philippines had earlier announced preparations for reopening classes on August 24 using new modes of teaching and learning such as online and radio and television school on air.

Other educational institutions have pledged assistance to their academic communities to meet the challenges of the community quarantine to stop the spread of COVID 19 which closed schools.

De La Salle University-Manila had earlier announced tuition rebates and extended free counseling as well as pocket wifis to support its academic community to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic while Ateneo de Manila University announced tuition and dorm rebates.

Under the “new normal,” Thames International Business School had also announced the end of its school year with all college students successfully finishing their courses which were conducted 100% online.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Tagbilaran City for the assistance to be received by its college students and teachers to continue online learning.

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