Pasig City eyes to give tablets to public school students, laptops to teachers

  • Pasig City is planning to provide laptops and tablets to their public school students and teachers
  • Mayor Vico Sotto said that public school students must not be left behind
  • Congressman Roman Romulo revealed that they will need over P1 billion for the project

The local government of Pasig City is planning to give their public school teachers and students their own laptops and tablets.

Image by Vico Sotto via Instagram

In time for the opening of classes on August 24, students and teachers will be needing tablets and laptops for the virtual classes. In an earlier social media post, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said that public school students must not be left behind.

“Ano man ang mangyari, hindi natin puwede hayaan na mahuli ang mga mag-aaral natin sa pampublikong paaralan,” he wrote.

In an interview with the Pasig News Today, Pasig City Congressman Roman Romulo revealed that they will have to fund over P1 billion to provide their students and teachers with laptops and tablets.

“More or less ay aabot sa isang bilyong piso ang gagastusin kasi ang projected number of students ng Pasig is about 140,000. So, ganun karami ang bibigyan mo, dagdag pa siyempre ang mga teachers na wala namang laptop, ay mabibigyan din,” Romulo said.

Image by Rep. Roman Romulo Via Facebook

City Councilor Corazon Raymundo, chairperson of the city’s Committee on Education said they are eyeing to give students tablets worth P6,000 to P7,000.

Mayor Vico said he has been coordinating with the Department of Education (DepEd) on the resumption of classes either physically or virtually. He said they are working to improve their internet connection in time for the online classes.

“In case of [virtual classes], we are preparing better internet connections at the barangay level where students can download the modules,” Sotto said.