- Parañaque City local government handed out 16,000 gadgets to Kindergarten and Grade 1 students
- They also gave 1,500 laptops to public school teachers
- Mayor Edwin Olivarez said they got the fund for the procurement of the gadgets from the city’s Special Education Fund (SEF)
The local government of Parañaque City gave out 1,500 laptops to teachers and 16,000 tablets to Kindergarten and Grade I students in public schools just in time for the opening of classes.
As the education system shifts to blended learning, the Parañaque local government unit made sure that their students are properly equipped. Mayor Edwin Olivarez turned over gadgets to students of the Sto. Nino Elementary School. He said the city government spent P300-million for the gadgets.
The city government made use of the Special Education Fund (SEF) to procure the gadgets for the benefit of public school students and teachers. Aside from the gadgets, the public school students will still be using their modules and will even receive P500 monthly allowance, as confirmed by Mar Jimenez, head of the public information office (PIO) of Parañaque City.
Meanwhile, all 44 public schools were also connected with a stable internet connection via Cablelink, the fiber optic provider to Parañaque City Hall.
Last June, Mayor Olivarez approved the allocation of P200 million for the P6,000 annual allowance of 16,000 junior and senior high school students. He earlier said, “Instead of allocating the tablets to the high school students, the members of our local school board decided to issue the gadget to kinder and Grade 1 pupils. Today, computer will be a formative experience for a kid to learn the best in the world.”