- The department admitted to having mistakes with their module and stated that they will fix it right away.
- They also asked for patience and understanding from Filipinos as it is their first time doing so.
The Department of Education (DepEd) recently held a test broadcast of its DepEd TV and instead of encouraging and reassuring people that it has high-quality educational content, it raised concerns as the texts presented were full of grammatical and typographical errors.
“Dapat na ba tayong kabahan sa mga ibobrodkast ng DepEd?” a netizen asked as he attached a photo of one of the questions.
Dapat na ba tayong kabahan sa mga ibobrodkast ng DepEd? 😬 pic.twitter.com/YOypF9GGv3
— JC Punongbayan (@jcpunongbayan) August 12, 2020
He also questioned the script of the supposed teachers that will facilitate the lesson.
DID THE GRADE 8 ENGLISH TEACHER JUST SAY "DREAM, BELIEVE, SURVIVE" TO END HER SHOW???
— JC Punongbayan #StandWithRappler (@jcpunongbayan) August 12, 2020
There were also some questionable sample sentences.
DepEd Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua then admitted that there were a lot of errors as they have received messages from concerned parents, teachers, and the public.
“Tama ang mga komento ng mamamayan na may mga mali nga sa accuracy at maging sa grammar at typography,” he said.
Del Pascua then said that they will fix the content and make sure that it’ll be ready for the opening of classes.
“Asahan po ninyo na patuloy ang pagsasaayos na ginagawa ng DepEd upang maging maayos at handa ang lahat para sa darating na pagbubukas ng klase, mapa-online, radyo, tv o modular man.”
He also asked for the understanding of the citizens as it is their first time doing so.
DepEd has ordered public schools to focus on various alternative learning equipment such as printed or digital modules, television, and radio-based instructions.
DepEd TV will air sample episodes for students in different grade levels from August 11 to 21.
“Mas nakatutok ito sa teknikal na aspeto ng broadcasting, mula recording, file conversion, ingestion, mapping, hanggang actual broadcasting,” the undersecretary stated.
Kinder to Grade 12 lessons will be available on DepEd TV, DepEd Radio, and can be downloaded from DepEd Commons starting August 24.