The Department of Education is still preparing for the transition of teachers and students to the blended distant learning system. Instead of starting the classes this month, the agency moved the class opening to October 5. As the date is nearing, some LGUs and private companies are doing what they can to help struggling students, parents, and teachers to adapt to the new normal. One example is the post from Manila Mayor about their collective effort to provide electronic devices.
An initiative from Manila LGU to alleviate the problems of its teachers and students
He said on his Facebook post, “This effort of your city government is to help every student and teacher to continue studying and adapt to the new normal of education. Ito ay tulong na rin natin sa mga magulang para maibsan ang kanilang hirap na mapaaral ang kanilang mga anak.”
Mayor Isko Moreno has announced that the delivery of laptops, tablets, and pocket wifi will start next week. They will start distributing the Cherry Mobile Magnum 8 and Magnum 10 Android tablets. Both of these have an Octa-Core processor inside with a 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM. Also, The tablets have LTE connection and HD displays. Note that Cherry Mobile is not selling these devices commercially since they are specifically made for the city of Manila.
Some of the recipients will get a laptop and it’s the Avita Pura notebook according to the source. The variant comes with an AMD A9 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is probably an SSD storage.
For connectivity, the city government will issue Globe LTE Mobile WiFi for teachers while students will receive sim cards with 10GB monthly data allocation.
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