Manila LGU, Globe Business provide connectivity to public schools

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:35:39 +0000

Photo shows (from left) Globe Business Vice President for Corporate and International Sales Meanne Quiambao and Manila Mayor ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso.

THE Manila local government unit (LGU) will be providing public school students with free access to online learning platforms under Globe’s BatangMaynilaSurf Plans. The telco giant also gave 11,000 LTE pocket mobile Wi-Fi devices to the city for its public school teachers as they prepare for the blended learning programs to be set by the Department of Education.

Schools will be implementing blended learning — a mix of face-to-face and online classes in order that students can pursue their education amid Covid-19. Lessons can be delivered using various channels such as TV, radio, computer devices and learning modules and packets in print and digital formats.

The pandemic has made it difficult for the education sector to make quality learning accessible. This is widely due to the lack of digital technologies and internet connections within Filipino households.

Globe Business’ BatangMaynilaSurf data plan is specifically engineered to help students focus on their school activities and gain a virtual space that keeps them safe from the health risks caused by Covid-19. The custom-built plan allows students to access school-related websites and applications only. The plan is also already pre-activated upon distribution with Globe refreshing the data allocation monthly through its Load Up platform.

Aside from being a trusted provider of digital solutions, Globe continues to work with LGUs to build cell sites across the country. These towers, which are responsible for amplifying communication signals, enable individuals and businesses to gain better connectivity.

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