LGUs report their connectivity initiatives to aid TSUians

Date posted: 08/26/2020

๐ˆ๐ง ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐š๐œ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐š๐œ after analyzing the results of a survey on studentsโ€™ 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 ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ by August 10, 2020 since TSU cannot do it alone.

Their respective initiatives to ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž โ€œ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅโ€ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐จ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ are as follows:

    • 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)
  • ANAO
    • 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.
  • PURA
    • 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
    • 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