Radio Learning Considered for Poor Communities

As we shift into a world where people stand three feet apart and talking through screens is encouraged, the Department of Education is considering more alternative ways to sustain learning outside the classroom setup.

While many institutions have adapted Internet and iPads, majority of Philippine schools don't have the means to divert to this kind of system. Instead, the government is considering radio education for poorer communities and those without Internet access. 

During President Rodrigo Duterte's address last night, June 15, he mentioned the affordability and durability of radios. Ang radyo is hindi naman mahal. Kung magtagal ito talaga, sayang ang panahon, we might buy the radio at 300 (Radios aren't that expensive. They can last a while and we are wasting time),” he said. His idea is to offer them to barangays as a way for students to communicate with their teachers. 

He assures the public that he will find the budget for this plan by the end of the week. 

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Currently, the Department of Education has the next school year pegged for August 24. Classes are expected to be held via the Internet or other channels of telecommunication.

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