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Monday, December 06, 2021

City Council approves computer literacy in public schools

THE Davao City Council approved on second reading a resolution to enact ordinance that will enhance the basic digital literacy and basic skills on the use of computer and accessing the internet in schools.

The resolution was crafted to enact an ordinance granting legislative authority to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to enter into and sign the memorandum of agreement between the City Government and Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company relative to the implementation of Infoteach Outreach Program in the city.

Launched in 2004, the program is now school-based in partnership with the Department of Education.

The program has the training curriculum which focuses on productivity tools aimed to enhance work and study. It includes teachers and students of selected schools, Alternative Learning System students, senior citizens and out-of-school-youths.

During the hearing under committee on rules, privileges and ordinances, PLDT clarified that there is no monetary obligation on the part of the City Government.
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