The local government of Manila will buy 27,200 more tablet computers to ensure that all the city’s public school students will have gadgets to use for the upcoming blended learning system.
In his Facebook video message Friday night, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said they ordered more computers as the city only initially ordered about 110,000 tablets. There are 275,000 students enrolled in Manila public schools this year.
“Because the number of our enrollees ballooned, we held a meeting again with our school board and decided to buy 27,200 more tablets. So, in total, the city will have acquired 137,200 tablets,” Domagoso said in Filipino.
He clarified that each household— not each student—will get a tablet to make sure that everyone is covered.
“Ang solusyon na ginawa ay bawat household o sa Tagalog, bawat