Articles worth reading

‘Build, Build, Build’ prepares for future

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

With the Duterte administration entering its final year, the “Build, Build, Build” program continues to deliver its promise of creating infrastructure that improves the lives of Filipinos in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and other cha...

BSP's 28-day bill rate rises

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The rate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) 28-day securities increased Friday amid the strong demand for the paper, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The weighted average rate of the debt paper rose to 1.8109 percent fro...

Manila News

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)

PLM wants free internet for poor students

account_balanceManila News account_circleHannah Santos chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) asked the government to install “massive” information technology to provide free access to internet and free computers to students and faculty, especially the poor.

The statement came as school and government officials moved to suspend face-to-face learning and are now mulling continuing remote work and schooling instead amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

PLM President Emmanuel Leyco said that although there are some benefits to having classes online, many students and faculty cannot afford gadgets and access to stable internet connection.

Advertisement

“Theoretically, more students could benefit from online platforms. But digital divide will determine who goes to virtual campuses and those who will be locked out,” Leyco said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

“The economic stimulus that is being drawn now should facilitate the building of massive information technology and free access to the internet and free distribution of computers to the poor,” he added.

Earlier, PLM moved to give all its students a passing remark this semester after a survey showed that up to 50 percent of its students and around 40 percent of its faculty said they did not have access to stable internet connection.

With this, Leyco said officials should prioritize the education sector as the country eases into the new normal.

“COVID-19 just defined the future of education,” he said. “Thus, the new economy that would emerge must carry education as an essential component of social advancement that requires top priority.”


date_rangeDate Published
1 year ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo Courtesy of Manila PIO

P58 million worth of shabu confiscated

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

About 8.533 kilograms of shabu worth P58,024,000 was seized in a joint buy-bust operation in Imus, Cavite on June 19, 2021. The operation was launched by the Manila Police District (MPD) Drug Enforcement Unit, in coordination with the Philippine Dru...

Muntinlupa asks indigent residents to register for vaccination 

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

As the local government of Muntinlupa started the rollout of vaccination for the A5 priority group or indigent residents, qualified individuals are urged to register online or through their community leaders. Indigent residents may register online t...

Makati, Rockwell Land open vaccination center 

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the city government has rolled out its vaccination partnership with the private sector with the opening of a vaccination center for some 15,000 residents, employees, and service providers of Rockwell Land. The mayor than...

Twelve Outstanding Manilans were honored on the eve of the 450th anniversary celebration of the Araw ng Maynila on Wednesday evening (June 23, 2021) at the Metropolitan Theater. Manila Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso said that the awardees showed exemplary performance in their chosen field. (Screengrab)

Manila marks 450th anniversary 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode12 hours ago

Outstanding Manilenyos were honored on the eve of the 450th Araw ng Maynila held at the Metropolitan Theater on Wednesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the awarding ce...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature