CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA)—Emphasizing the need to adapt to new normal in continuing education, the Department of Education (DepEd)-10 urges parents and guardians to consider their homes as schools.
“Ang mga ginikanan, reader o non-reader, na’y ikatabang sa bata. Ang ginikanan pwede magmonitor isip support sa ilang mga anak,” DepEd-10 Regional Director Arturo Bayocot said during the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, October 10.
(Parents, reader or non-reader, can help their children. The parents can also monitor their kids as support to their learning)
To help parents in guiding their children, Bayocot said they hold several parents’ orientation activities including the conduct of BigaTen, which is provides ways for parents to handle their children through highlighting various topics per episode.
The advocacy campaign is aired via Facebook live and also through some radio programs and television shows.
Aside from ensuring that parents receive the learning modules through establishing drop off points in schools and barangays, teachers will also monitor their students with strict compliance to minimum public health standards.
Bayocot said they are exhausting all means to help the learners and the parents including the ‘mental mode change’ since the learners are used to learning in a face-to-face classroom setting.
DepEd-10 also plans to expand coverage of online classes since only 80,000 out of 1,105,000 learners opted the online classes.
“Financial support and participation of the children are much needed in this learning modality,” Bayocot said citing that they also implement the online division cross enrollment to allow students in pursuing education on their preferred mode of learning.
The regional director said parents should double their effort in supporting their children and further advised that the best way to engage their children is to learn ways on teaching.
“Para sa mga ginikanan ug magtutudlo, nilampos na ta (For parents and teachers, we already made it). We just need to increase positive support. We hope everybody understands our noble reason. Let us not forget that everybody’s safety is today’s priority,” Bayocot said.
As of September 30, DepEd-10 has 1,103,684 enrollees for SY 2021 or 93 percent completion of target learners based on 2019 data. (RTP/PIA10)