LGUs report their connectivity initiatives to aid TSUians
𝐈𝐧 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎, 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐜 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐜 after analyzing the results of a survey on students’ level of internet connectivity.
Based on the survey, around 65% of students have limited connectivity, 20% have stable connectivity, and 15% have no connectivity.
These data were presented to the LGUs with the 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 by August 10, 2020 since TSU cannot do it alone.
Their respective initiatives to 𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 “𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥” 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 are as follows:
- TARLAC CITY
- 577 tablets for City Government College Scholars
- The City Government of Tarlac will facilitate the installation of PLDT wifi connection at the covered courts of the following barangays:
- Brgy. Matatalaib
- Brgy. San Vicente
- Brgy. Central
- Brgy. San Miguel
- Brgy. Tibag
NOTE: These barangays were selected based on the great number of City Government scholars residing thereat. 130 City Government scholars will be served by these wifi connections
- Globe or Smart sim cards will be given to the 447 scholars of the City Government of Tarlac, with P500 monthly load each for five (5) months. These scholars are those who are not covered by the areas with wired connectivity as listed above
- Installation of wifi/internet connection at San Pascual Baylon Chapel (San Pascual SK)
- Identified a classroom at the Dolores Ongsiako Central Elementary School as venue for online class; DICT has already turned over four (4) units laptop and one (1) unit printer for the students' use.
- Installation of internet connection to all 16 barangays of Pura
- Put up computers at the 2nd floor of the town market to be used by the students and other stakeholders
- Requested Converge ICT Solutions Inc. as to the needed internet access and connectivity in some of their covered courts
- Provided one (1) room at the Municipal Hall with internet connectivity which can accommodate twenty (20) students with social distancing
- Has forged partnership with Converge to provide Wi-Fi access in basketball courts and gymnasiums
- TSU Capas Extension Campus will be utilized for flexible learning
- SAN CLEMENTE
- Has set up a Computer Learning Center
- Temporarily designated the Escudero Building in front of the Mayantoc Public Market as a Learning Resource Center or Online Learning Area for students
- Internet access will be provided, but the students will have to bring their own laptops/gadgets in the meantime while funding for the purchase of computer units is yet to be determined by the LGU.
- SAN MANUEL (Update as of September 4, 2020)
- GOWIFI - Internet Access to all 15 barangays in the municipality in tandem with Globe Communication by virtue of MOA
- Establishment of Tech4Ed Center and provision of laptops and printers by the DICT
- Provision of scholarship grants for college students