Mariveles LGU allots funds for laptops and tablets

The local government unit of Mariveles headed by Mayor Jocelyn Castañeda will allot funds for the procurement of laptops and tablets for their teachers and students.

This was revealed on Monday in a news briefing wherein the first-termer lady mayor assured the municipality’s readiness for the opening of classes on August 24 this year.

She said this time, there will be a “new normal” for Mariveles schools using blended, e-learning processes.

Mayor Castañeda said that after her meeting with the municipal council headed by Vice Mayor Lito Rubia, aside from their P30 million from the LGUs general fund, the LGU also has more than P10 million budget from the Special Education Fund (SEF).

These funds will be used for the purchase of laptops for 1,200 elementary and secondary teachers; and tablets for 12,000 junior high school students and 4,000 senior high school students.

“I also had a talk with Converge for our socialized internet connections. Sisiguruhin po natin na yung mga walang kakayahang magpakabit ng internet connections mabibigyan po natin lalo na yung mga nasa malalayong lugar,” Castañeda told newsmen.

Aside from this development, the LGU is also scheduled to distribute the allowance of 1,700 high school scholars amounting to P1,800 per student (P600 per month). The distribution was hampered for almost three months by the government’s imposition of lockdowns due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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