Governor Abet Garcia and 1st District Rep. Geraldine B. Roman led the turn-over ceremonies and provision of Bataan Online Learning Tablets (BOLTs) to senior high school teachers and students at The Bunker, Balanga City, Bataan, Tuesday afternoon.
They were joined by Bataan Vice Governor Cris Garcia, key officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) Bataan led by Dr. Roland Fronda, representatives of students and their parents.
Gov. Garcia said if the program becomes successful, they will also provide tablets to younger students starting next year as the province embraces the new normal caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 12,257 senior high school mobile tablets, pre-programmed and configured with applications being used by DepEd like the Learning Management Systems, were distributed in 10 towns. Distribution is still on-going.
Meanwhile, Rep. Roman briefly discussed some of her House Bills related to information technology and modernized school system in the country.
“Bilang isang mambabatas, isinusulong natin ang Philippine School of the Future in Technology Act na naglalayong i-modernize ang ating school system, itaguyod ang flexible learning in the basic education curriculum, maghatid ng internet connectivity sa mga public schools, i-improve ang mga alternatibong paraan ng pag-aaral at magtatag ng online learning portals para sa ating mga mag-aaral,” Congresswoman Roman said.
Her proposed Philippine Online Library aims to be used even offline making all books being used in public and private schools available online and downloadable.
The said program is also supported by Bataan 2nd District Rep. Joet Garcia.