BUTUAN CITY – 9/16/20
DepEd Caraga Regional Director Francis Cesar B. Bringas, CESO V issued Regional Memorandum No. 372, s. 2020 to ensure that stakeholders are continuously updated on the actions taken relative to the implementation of the delivery of quality basic education in the context of the pandemic.
The said memorandum highlighted the updated Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) of DepEd Caraga which revolved around six key dimensions of the delivery of basic education namely, (1) Safe Operations Learning, (2) Focus on Learning, (3) Hiniusang Pag-alagad para sa Edukalidad, (4), Reaching the Most Marginalized, (5) Well-being and Protection, and (6) Education Financing.
The pertinent directives issued under the updated LCP covered the availability of the Budget of Work on the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs); availability of the inventory of textbooks containing the MELCs; the authority of Schools Division Offices (SDOs) to reproduce MELCs-based Grade 8 Modules for the 1st Quarter; inventory of MELCs-based locally developed Self-Learning Modules as well as TV/Radio Modules; submission of Weekly Status Report on the printing and delivery of SLMs provided by the Central Office as well as those locally produced and developed SLMs; and the introduction of the prototype combination of subjects in all grade levels.
The region observes three phases before the opening of classes namely, (1) Prior to Enrollment, (2) Part of the Opening, and (3) When Schools are Opened.
During these phases, various educational measures, plans, and infrastructures are evaluated, tested, and implemented according to the framework spelled out in the six key dimensions.
According to Bringas, the postponement of the opening of classes “is providential because it gives us more opportunities to address every gap that we may have already encountered at this point. It also allows us more time to build up our ever-growing confidence in the new system.”
Bringas further asserted that the updated LCP is the essence of the Revolution of Solutions program that already caught fire in the hearts of our teachers and education leaders in Caraga. He expected that all public schools in the region will be ready for the opening of classes come October 5, 2020.