The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Friday that over 730,000 printed modules are now ready for distribution to public school students for their modular learning ahead of the October 5 nationwide school opening.
Data from DepEd showed that as of Sept. 13, a total of 739,372,098 Self Learning Modules (SLMs) have been printed. Of this number, a total of 730,739,147 printed SLMs are “ready for distribution.”
DepEd Undersecretary and spokesperson Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan, in a recent Senate hearing, said that the number of printed SLMs represents 98.83 percent of modules that are now ready for distribution.
Nepomuceno added that “there are a total of 25,602 schools that have distributed the SLMs to the learners” as early as June 4 and will continue until the opening of classes next month.
Most of the divisions have scheduled their respective distribution activities subject to minimum public health standards as required by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and “have noted that the SLMs are readily available in schools.”
Based on the data from DepEd, the regions that have distributed the printed SLMs include Region II with 1,025 schools from Sept. 14 to Oct. 3; Region III with 1,873 from Aug. 22 to Oct. 5; Region IV-A with 1,897 schools from Aug. 12 to Oct. 2; Region IV-B with 1,009 schools from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23; Region V with 2,203 from Aug. 1 to Oct. 5; Region VI with 4,141 with July 28 to Oct. 5; Region VII with 1,077 schools from July 1 to Oct. 5; Region VIII with 2,861 from June 4 to Oct. 5; Region IX with 2,307 from Aug. 14 to Oct. 2; Region X schools with 1,901 schools from Sept. 1 to Oct. 5; Region XI with 733 from Aug. 4 to Oct. 5; Region XII with 1,514 from Aug. 3 - Oct. 5; Region XIII with 895 schools Aug. 10 to Oct. 5; National Capital Region (NCR) with 378 from June to Aug. 24; CAR with 1,788 schools from Sept. 1 to Oct. 3.
The data from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Region 1 will be updated.
DepEd expressed readiness to open the school year. Without face-to-face classes, blended/distance learning will be implemented using various alternative delivery learning modalities such as modular (both printed and digitized), online learning, and television or radio-based instruction. Modular learning is the most preferred modality of most parents and students, according to DepEd.