Taguig among pilot cities approved by DepEd once in-person learning resumes in NCR
Taguig City ready for this year’s opening of classes
Taguig City is ready for this year’s opening of classes on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The Department of Education has also approved Taguig as one of the pilot cities in Metro Manila to open with in-person learning once this is allowed in the National Capital Region.
With Taguig recently hitting its 1 million COVID-19 jabs administered, the Department of Education has expressed its confidence in the city’s capacity for in-person learning.
Taguig also continues to have the lowest fatality rate with a 308 or 0.78 percent record against 1.90 percent of NCR as of Sept. 11, 2021.
When classes open this week, the local government will utilize a combination of distance learning methods to deliver quality education to its students depending on the students’ and parents’ preferences.
Public school students, in particular, are categorized into two: Hybrid Modular Distance Learning students and Online learning students. Ninety-five percent of the City’s public school students are under the first category. In comparison, the remaining 5 percent belong to the second category, the pilot class for implementing the Dynamic E-Learning program.
Taguig City assembled a group of expert educators and module writers from different foreign and international schools to create the best quality modules for students under the Hybrid Modular Distance Learning.
Meanwhile, online learning students will be using the all-new Taguig Learning Management System (LMS) that will serve as the online portal for students’ academic performance, evaluation results, and assignments.
Taguig is also training its educators to acquire new and advanced multimedia and content creation skills through the City’s version 2 of the Taguig Online Resources and Community Hub (TORCH) Training for Teachers program. The goal is to help teachers make their lessons efficient and effective for students.
In support of the students in the opening of classes, Taguig distributes New Normal Education Package for all Taguigeño students. The package includes a bag, school uniform, P.E. uniform, raincoat, modules, supplies, emergency bag, and emergency kit.
The local government continues its aggressive vaccination to ensure that the City can safely and successfully transition to the new normal such as students attending their face-to-face classes.