A week before the formal school opening in public schools on Oct. 5, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday announced that over 533 million modules have already been been distributed to the students.
During the virtual “Handang Isip, Handa Bukas” press briefing, DepEd Undersecretary for Field Operations Revsee Escobedo shared the status of printing and distribution of Self Learning Modules (SLMs).
Citing reports submitted by the regional offices, Escobedo said that “there are a total of 667,673,924 1st Quarter SLMs printed” as of Sept. 27.
“On the other hand, there are 533,209,023 modules that have been distributed, accounting for 79.86% of the printed 1st Quarter SLMs that have been received by the schools,” Escobedo said.
Escobedo noted that the statistics include the data of Regions II (Cagayan Valley), IV-B (Mimaropa), V (Bicol), VI (Western Visasyas), VII (Central Visayas), IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), XII (Soccsksargen), XIII (Caraga), National Capital Region (NCR), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as of Sept. 19.
Meanwhile, Escobedo said that one of the “best practices manifested” by most of the SDOs when it comes to reproduction and distribution of SLMS is the establishment of a strong partnership or coordination with stakeholders such as local government units, other executive departments, and private entities, among others.
As the DepEd prepares for the opening of classes this October, Escobedo said that the DepEd regional offices were “tasked to produce weekly readiness reports to monitor the progress of the regions” in their implementation of the Basic Education -Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP).
Aside from printing and distribution of modules, the Readiness Report, Escobedo said, shows the “progress and improvements of the field offices in various parameters including online distance learning or the developed online materials and online modules; radio-based and television-based instructions; radio and television partnerships for the first quarter; training on distance learning including teachers and parents; and compliance on health and safety protocols.