DepEd Ozamiz preps contingency plans for school opening
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 15 (PIA)–The Department of Education (DepEd)-Ozamiz assured that contingency measures are being planned and prepared to ensure that the learning of more than 26,000 of students in the city will continue amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID)-19 pandemic in the country.
Ozamiz City Schools Division Superintendent Jean Veloso said the primary learning modality that will be used for the learners is modular, TV, radio, and online-based instructions.
“Naa’y modules nga ipanghatag pero mu-supplement ang radio and TV-based instructions para makakat-on gyud ang mga bata (There are modules to be distributed but the radio and TV-based instructions will be used to supplement the learning of the children),” Veloso said.
Veloso said this learning modality is the safest possible way to ensure the continuity of the learners, “Dili man nato makuha ang quality gyud sa instruction pareha sa face-to-face learning but at least padayon ug kat-on ang mga bata (We may not be able to get the quality of instruction from face-to-face learning but at least the children can continue their education).”
The superintendent added that such program needs financial support from the local government since DepEd Central office can only provide for few materials and logistics support.
For his part, Mayor Sancho Fernando Oaminal said he will make sure that the students will have the modules by August 24.
Oaminal said they will prepare a heavy duty riso machines to each district to ensure the printing of modules. He added that they will find a way to provide radio sets with USB Ready capability for those students who don’t have TV or access to the Internet.
The school year will start August 24 and the last day of enrolment is on July 15. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)