The Department of Education (DepEd) wants to make sure that all Filipino learners are ready and prepared for the upcoming School (SY) Year 2021-2022.
With this in mind, it has begun streaming episodes of its ETULay Summer Camp, a free online tutorial platform hat is offering English and Math remediation programs for interested learners.
ETUlay also offers Scouting, Arts and Craft Class, Music Class/Playing of Musical Instrument, Theater Play-acting workshop, and other segments in preparation for the upcoming school year.
The program is implemented from July 19 to August 28.
DepEd said various tutors from different school divisions throughout the country and the Central Office will virtually lead the discussion of separate topics every Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
“Even on summer breaks, we are encouraging our learners to engage in these kinds of activities for them to expand their knowledge and prior skills attained throughout the past school year,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said in a statement on Monday, August 2.
“We want to make sure that our learners are ready and prepared to take their future subjects in their next year level, especially that we are currently implementing the distance learning modality,” she added.
DepEd invited the learners to avail of the sessions on its main social media pages and other DepEd Tayo Regional Facebook accounts.
The ETULay, which is facilitated by education experts, was launched earlier this year to provide an online tutorial platform for learners and teachers, DepEd said.
“ETULay was also designed based on the weekly Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) to provide parents and learners an easier way to answer Self-Learning Modules, which were modeled from the PIVOT 4A QuBE program of Region IV-A,” it said.
Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del B. Pascua noted that ETULay is one of the DepEd’s “creative ways to modernize our education system.”
“The country needs to upgrade the delivery of education by utilizing the digital age’s full and creative use of technology. This ETULay initiative is one of the many steps being taken by DepEd to ensure that this transformation happens for the benefit of our learners,” he said.