Even transferees and late enrollees of public schools in Pasig City will receive learning devices. “Kahit po ‘yung mga transferee, gagawan natin ng paraan para magkaroon din po sila ng tablet (We will find a way so that even transferees will have a tablet (computer),” Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto assured during an online workshop for parents recently.
“Kasi merong nagsasabi na kung pag transferee o late enrolee hindi na sila kasama, hindi po. Basta nagaaral sa pampublikong paaralan ng Pasig makakatanggap po ‘yan ng tablet (There are those who say that transferees or late enrollees will not receive learning devices. That’s not true. As long as you study in a Pasig public school, you will receive a tablet (computer),” he added.
Sotto expects the delivery of tablet computers will be fast because no one protested against the winning bidder of the P1.3 billion project of the local government.
The Pasig City government stepped up to support the Department of Education in its plan to implement distance learning this school year amid the coronavirus pandemic by procuring learning devices such as tablets and laptops for public school students and teachers in the city.
“We will help the Department of Education, our students, and their families by providing 138,000 learning pockets, tablets or laptops depending sa pangangailangan (on what they need),” Sotto earlier said.
“138,000, ibig po sabihin (this means) one is to one. One computer or one tablet is to one student,” he added.