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CDO LGU to allocate P30-M for DepEd modular learning program

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–About P30 million will be allocated by the city government to fund the modular learning program of the Department of Education (DepEd)-10 for the city’s public schools, Mayor Oscar Moreno said, June 16.

“Superintendent Cherry Mae Limbaco mentioned the funding requirement for the program which runs up to P71 million and I told her that the city can budget P30 million (as counterpart),” Moreno said.

The DepEd modular learning program will allow the country’s public schools to adopt a combination of face-to-face learning, online instruction, home schooling and distance learning to allow students to continue their education without compromising on minimum health safety protocols like physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enrolment is ongoing and the 2020 school year is scheduled to open sometime in August. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Moreno assured the LGU’s continuing support for its scholarship program which funded the education of more than 3,000 city scholars. 

“Support for education has never been a debatable issue for the city government. Even now there are school building projects that are scheduled for completion and turnover,” Moreno said. (CIO/PIA10)

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