DepEd thanks Duterte, Go for release of P20-M to support literacy and numeracy teaching

Published January 19, 2021, 6:18 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Department of Education (DepEd) expressed gratitude to President Duterte for the “speedy approval” of the release of P20-million fund to strengthen the initiatives to equip students with fundamental literacy and numeracy skills.

Amidst the challenging times, DepEd said that it remains committed to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education by “proactively reinforcing initiatives” that would help the learners.

DepEd said that it is “grateful for the continued support” of lawmakers and the President for its Early Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (ELLN) program which is evident with the release of Php 20 Million to cover the Region-wide Training on the Adoption of the Blended Delivery Model for Teacher Professional Development (TPD).

DepEd also thanked Senator Bong Go for “endorsing and facilitating” the said proposal.

With Php 1.25-million allocated for each region, DepEd said that the ELLN support funds will strengthen supervisors, school heads, and teachers’ capability to teach and assess reading and numeracy skills of learners.

“It shall also be utilized for procurement of learning materials and subsidy for communication expenses to enable participants to attend online training and school learning action cells (SLAC),” DepEd said. “Further, the fund will sustain the management and implementation of a school-based mentoring and learning partnership program,” it added.

Believing that it will take a nation to educate a child, DepEd said that the budgetary boost in the first key stages of learning is “another step in providing quality education to every Filipino learner.”