Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Wednesday said the city had allocated P1.3 billion to purchase laptops and tablets to help teachers and students adapt to online classes.
In an online briefing of the Department of Education, Sotto said all public school students would receive tablets and teachers would be given laptops.
Students taking information and communications technology classes will also receive laptops, he said.
“Ang dalawa sa keywords natin sa season na ito [ng pandemya] ay adaptability at synergy. Hindi dapat tumigil sa trabaho at edukasyon dahil may pandemya,” Sotto said.
In a Facebook post, Sotto said the distribution of tablets would commence on Sept. 30.
The city has also partnered with FinAsia to install high-speed internet connections in schools.
“Para sa mga guro, pati sa mga magulang ng mga batang walang access sa bahay — puwede silang pumunta sa mga paaralan, by schedule at kada dalawang linggo lang, para mag-download ng modules,” Sotto said.
School Year 2020-2021 will open on Oct. 5. John Ezekiel J. Hirro