DepEd-Davao: Report module errors, don’t post on social media

Subscribe Now October 12, 2020 at 08:33am

AN OFFICIAL from the Department of Education-Davao Region (DepEd-Davao) urged the public to report to their office errors seen in self-learning modules and not post them on social media.

DepEd Spokesperson Jenielito Atillo said in a radio interview that several posts on social media pointed out some errors or confusing questions on some printed materials, but they cannot determine nor confirm if some of these modules were printed and distributed in the region.

"So far wala pa may niabot sa atong reklamo. We cannot even determine asa gikan tong modules nga gipangpost online, from what region ug whether what specific learning area," Atillo said in an interview via 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

(We have not yet received any complaint in our office so far. We cannot even determine the origin of the error on the modules posted online, from what region, and specific learning area.)

The DepEd official admitted that errors in modules are still likely to happen, despite strict evaluation and screening.

He said pointing out errors through social media is not the right platform to correct these.

"Ang amo man gud is if there are things like this ipaagi nato sa eksaktong forum. Dili pwedeng imong i-upload bisan asa kay dili man na makasulbad sa problema. Ang pinakamaayo is i-inform immediately," Atillo said.

(On our part, if things like this happen, it is best to place it in the right forum. Do not just upload it online because it won’t address the problem. It’s best to inform us immediately.)

He added some of the posts are maligning the reputation of teachers who worked hard in making the modules.

"Unsa ba gyud inyong gusto? Pagpakaulaw o gusto ninyo ipakita nga mas brayt pa mo sa mga naghimo sa module? Dili baya lalim maghimo og module, unya di man pud ta perpekto. Amo na gisulti daan kay basin naa mulusot dinha nga sayop or typographical error,” Atillo added.

(What is the point of pointing these online? Do you want to shame us, or prove that you are smarter than those who crafted the modules? It is not that easy. And we are not expecting it to be perfect because we are still anticipating lapses or typographical errors.)

Atillo also said they are not dismissing the possibility that some of the viral posts were edited or made up just to cause a smear campaign against DepEd, who pushed for the modular-type of learning.

Exactly a week since the resumption of classes under the "new normal" setup, the DepEd official said they are still anticipating more concerns in regard to the current learning modalities, particularly in the online learning setup.


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