PGIN inks MOA with DepEd divisions for free module delivery


Dec. 10, 2020 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), represented by Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, on Monday, December 7, entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the three (3) Department of Education (DepEd) divisions in the province for the free module delivery.

The Free Module Delivery Service System aims to make the distribution or retrieval of learning modules from schools and to students and learners of DepEd Schools Divisions of Ilocos Norte, Laoag City, and Batac City, more efficient. 

PGIN's Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office youth volunteers will sustain DepEd's mandate to deliver quality, accessible, and relevant education and enhance the agency's emergency response by boosting its alternative mode of learning module delivery while prioritizing the health and safety of all. 

All school divisions have agreed to orient volunteers on the observance of healthy practices in the distribution or retrieval of learning modules such as, wearing a face mask and face shield, doing frequent disinfection, and observing proper distance from other people. 

Meanwhile, among this initiative's partners are Barangay Councils and the Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan in Ilocos Norte. 

"Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng contributor ng proyektong ito. I hope that as we move forward we can minimize the number of modules that will be delivered because we can already digitize or go for the gadget-based learning na talagang ina-eye natin," Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc said. 

I think the gadgets that PGIN will be turning over to the Schools Division of Ilocos Norte will be ready in the next few weeks so we look forward to that. We wanted to find a way na kahit distance learning po tayo, it is still sustainable and environmentally friendly kasi, after all, we are a proudly green province," he continued.

PGIN has been supporting the initiatives of DepEd, particularly the implementation of blended learning. It has partnered with local radio stations for the block time airing of classes, Telecommunications Companies for signal improvement, and the private sector for the donation of electronic devices. It has also realigned several millions of its budget to procure gadgets such as laptops, desktop computers, and printing machines.

"Rest assured that the Provincial Government supports you with all the needs of our students in Ilocos Norte," Gov. Marcos Manotoc ended.