DepEd plans temporary learning spaces for quake-affected schools

Children receive hygiene kits after a handwashing briefing for residents currently staying at the grounds in the provincial capital of Abra on July 28, 2022 Jonathan Cellona, ​​ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The Ministry of Education said on Friday it plans to set up temporary learning spaces (TLS) in schools that were damaged when a magnitude 7 earthquake rocked Luzon this week.

The quake damaged at least 164 schools, DepEd Atty spokesperson. said Michael Poa.

He said temporary learning spaces could be made of lightweight materials and set up “like a tent”, which would be cost effective.

“Our field offices are really assessing the extent of the damage, but one of the options we are exploring is to set up your temporary learning spaces, TLS kung tawagin. That means rapid response,” Poa said in an interview. .

(Our field offices are really assessing the extent of our damage, but one of the options we’re exploring is setting up temporary learning spaces, called TLS. It’s like a rapid response.)

“Right now, the DepEd has a budget for school cleaning, and probably also a budget for temporary learning spaces.” he said.

Poa said the agency needed around P940 million for the repair and reconstruction of damaged schools.

“But these are initial assessments, which means pwede po magbago iyan ‘pag pumunta na talaga your national field offices with their para engineers physically to inspect your damaged infrastructure,” he added.

(This can still change when our agents come with their engineers to physically inspect the damaged infrastructure.)

Meanwhile, Poa said in-person registration procedures have been affected in quake-affected areas. He stressed, however, that remote and dropbox registrations are still possible.

Preparations for in-person classes are also underway across the country, he said.

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