Tangub City distributes tablets to GADTC students, faculty

The City Government of Tangub officially turned over learning tablets to Gov Alfonso D. Tan College (GADTC) for the blended and distance learning amid the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)

TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)—To address the needs of the students in the shifting mode of classes, Tangub City has started distributing about 4,000 learning tablets required for the blended and distance learning system.

The city government allocated more than P15 million worth of learning gadgets for students, faculty, academic heads, and academic support heads of Gov Alfonso D. Tan College (GADTC). Such aims to help the students cope with the new normal through aiding virtual learning.

Mayor Jennifer Wee Tan together with the Sagunniang Panglungsod headed by Vice Mayor Alberto Penas led the ceremonial turnover of the tablets.

Tan said, “The project is part of the city’s augmentation efforts to the education sector, which is addressing concerns amid the shift to distance learning.”

Tan urged the students to effectively use the gadgets for their studies to ensure a brighter tomorrow. 

On the other hand, the students will just need to pay P1,000 as a counterpart to get the tablet and free load.

Only regular students from 1st year to 3rd year are provided with the gadget since they are enrolled in at least 15 units, and students who will be graduating for the school year 2020-2021 will no longer be eligible to take advantage of the free tablet program.

A student’s name is registered in the tab and the gadget is programmed carefully so the students will only be able to access relevant applications and games will not be accessible. 

Angelie Anggot, 3rd year AB Political Science student from Barangay Bintana, was thankful for the tablet because she said it will help her study easier.

“Swerte kaayo mi sa GADTC nga anaa ang LGU nga nagtan-aw alang sa among kaugmaon,” she said.

(We are very fortunate to be in GADTC because we have the LGU who’s watching over our future)

The tablets provided are Huawei Mate Pad T8 and are installed with Learning Management System (Microsoft Education) that will serve as the channel between the learners and faculty throughout the semester. These units will be supported with 12 GB open data access every month and 3GB for study-apps per day. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)

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