A member of the minority bloc in the House of Representatives on Friday chided the Department of Education for the late delivery of printed modules in the regions.
“The Department of Education is wasting the people’s money with the delayed delivery of modules in different regions,” Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro said.
Castro, a member of the Makabayan Bloc, said the printing modules that would not be used by pupils who needed it most “are definitely a waste of precious resources of the Education department.”
“Techers had to work double time just to compensate for the delay and slow delivery of modules from the Central Office.”
Citing reports from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Castro said truckloads of central office modules were delivered in Region I schools last week. The delivery included printed modules for week 6 or earlier while the learners were now studying modules for weeks 8 to 10.
“We demand that the Duterte administration prioritize funds for education,” Castro said, adding the allegedly skewed priorities of the government were denying millions of Filipino youth of access to quality and accessible education amid the pandemic and the string of storms that rampaged in the country.