As the upcoming school year will adopt digital and internet-based learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Angeles City, Pampanga has partnered with Converge ICT Solutions to supply some 90,000 students in the city with free internet.

Converge President and CEO Dennis Uy met with Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. last June 7 to tackle the free internet proposal, which aims to aid students in accessing online classes.

“Public school students will now be connected to the world and digital education will further enhance their knowledge as they seek higher learning. The internet is now an indispensable utility that should be accessed by Angeleños,” the Voice News quoted Lazatin as saying.

The project is set to pilot in Jaoville, Barangay Pandan and will be expanded throughout the city to cater to 90,000 students in elementary, high school and college.

Uy, an Angeleño, said the project was a way for him to give back to the community.

The city government will also launch a free online sports learning platform for those encouraged to stay at home amid the quarantine measures.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones last June 9 said face-to-face classes would remain prohibited until a Covid-19 vaccine is made available.

The school year will open on Aug. 24. John Ezekiel J. Hirro