ILOILO CITY (PIA) -- Local government units in Western Visayas were urged to forge strong partnership with the education sector in a bid towards harnessing quality education among students amid the health crisis.
The Department of Education (DepEd) 6 underscored the crucial role of the local government as allies in the continuity of learning during the third episode of Dagyaw open government townhall meeting.
According to Dr. Nestor Paul Pingil, English Education Program Supervisor of DepEd 6, strategies were established for learning delivery, support mechanism and communication system, while recognizing the need to collaborate with stakeholders.
“These are the innovations of DepEd which we are requesting our local government unit to look into, and help us implement and deliver despite the limitations,” Pingil said.
He recalled that the pronouncement on the suspension of face-to-face classes has been the turning point of the Philippine education system.
However, he said that community engagement paved the way for a robust support system.
“If there is already a mechanism within the local government, a well-identified group of people will complement the program of the Department of Education. That is collaboration in action,” Pingil emphasized.
DepEd 6 also recognized the efforts of the schools division offices and its corresponding elementary and secondary schools for crafting various learning modalities to deliver blended education effectively.
Home visitations were further conducted to address the academic and psycho-social needs of the children through mentoring and follow ups. (AAL/LML/PIA6)