DepEd urged to use P4 billion Bayanihan 2 fund to invest in technology for teachers
MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Win Gatchalian on Monday urged the Department of Education to use P4 billion of its funds to provide teachers with the necessary technology for distance learning.
This amount was allocated to DepEd under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2 and is separate from the P606.5 billion allocated to the agency under the proposed 2021 national budget.
“Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist DepEd in putting up information technology (IT) and digital infrastructure, the implementation of digital education, and the use of alternative learning modalities, including the printing and delivery of self-learning modules,” Gatchalian recalled in a statement.
During a Senate panel hearing on distance learning last on September 16, Education Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla