Senator Nancy Binay wants to give tablets or similar mobile devices to each public school student with a recent bill she filed in the senate.

The Senate Bill 2454, also known as the proposed “One Tablet, One Student Act” aims to provide every public elementary and secondary students, plus, those who are in state universities and colleges tablet machines so they can participate in remote learning as the education system moves to blended learning.

Meanwhile, those who already own devices for learning will receive assistance by giving allowances to help cover internet connection costs.

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The proposed law will be implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

These government agencies will be tasked to create a comprehensive system that will help determine which students are eligible for the program, as well as handle the distribution, create guidelines for the devices’ usage, maintenance, as well as accountability for the tablets.

For the initial rollout, the bill will need a Php200 billion budget from the National Treasury. It will then be included in the annual national budget in the succeeding years.

Once passed, the DepEd, CHED, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will build the implementing rules and regulations within the 30 days after its effectivity.

The law will help solve the issues that the educational system is facing since the health crisis has started. That includes lack of access to devices and internet connection by most public school students.

Via: GMA News Online

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  1. The problem I have is a lack of a keyboard. Have you tried to write something seriously long with an on screen keyboard? It’s better than no tablet, but maybe try to make the experience good…