The Department of Education (DepEd) announced 93 percent of public schools nationwide have already received over 1 million devices and gadgets for use by students and teachers this upcoming school year.
DepEd Director for Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) Abram Abanil, in a recent virtual press briefing, said a total of 1,042,575 of these devices have been distributed to 43,948 public schools nationwide.
“These devices will be used to support online learning of students and to augment existing devices which are already at hand in our schools,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino. “This accounts for 93 percent of all schools that have computers, laptops, and tablets which can be used by the students.”
Abanil noted these devices were procured as early as December.
“But because of COVID-19, the deliveries were affected but these will be done by the end of this year,” he