Davao de Oro guv commends teachers, calls NTC to improve connectivity
DAVAO DE ORO, June 18 (PIA) – Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy commended the teachers of New Leyte Elementary School and New Leyte National High School in Maco, whose photos went viral on Wednesday as they risk their lives to connect to the internet and join the webinar of the Department of Education.
“The lack of connectivity in their areas did not hinder the teachers to join the webinar and learn new knowledge to adapt to the new normal. This just shows the resourcefulness and commitment of our teachers to provide quality education to the students at the time when the school will start with a new system,” Governor Uy stressed.
The photos posted by a certain Jeson Arias Mangcas Celebre in his Facebook account showed teachers setting up tents along the road and watching the webinar through mobile phones. The caption of the post stated encouragement to the teacher despite the slow internet connectivity in the area.
Aside from the governor, the DepEd – Davao de Oro also gave their salute to the teachers saying that although the offered seminar-workshop was highly recommended but not compulsory, these schoolteachers fully understood the need to be equipped for the new set-up in the field.
“The pictures may have elicited varied responses but one thing is indeed proven by these mentors – their dedication to the noble oath that they have sworn to educate young minds is staunchly etched in their passionate hearts,” their statement said.
Aside from the commendation, DepEd XI spokesperson Jenelito Atillo reminded the teachers to take care of their health and safety.
“We call on our teachers to always ensure the protection of their health, and they must assure their safety at all times,” Atillo said.
In the problem with connectivity, Governor Uy called on the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to request the telecommunication companies to improve their signal strength in the province to include the far-flung areas, as new modalities in learning including online learning will be implemented in the province.
“With the new modalities, it is imperative that these telecommunication companies should help the government provide better access for our students, especially those in the far-flung areas,” he said. (PIA11, Michael Uy)