LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Education in the Bicol region has come up with a three-year learning scheme to help students catch up after two years of disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The region's learning recovery plan (LRP) was presented during the launch of Brigada Eskwela at the Don Servillano Platon Memorial National High School in Sta. Cruz, Tinambac town, Camarines Sur.
The goal is to not only to bring learners back to school but to organize effective remedial learning, support their well-being and train teachers, as classes for the school year 2022-2023 begin on August 22.
The plan will give more attention to the literacy and numeracy skills of the learners who were affected by lockdowns and self-learning approach during the pandemic, the DepEd said.
DepEd Bicol Director Gilbert Sadsad, in a statement Thursday, said aside from the usual maintenance and repair activities in schools, the Brigada Eskwela campaign also focuses on mobilizing resources and strengthening partnership engagements.
"With partners, to complement the office’s efforts in addressing learning gaps brought by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic through the implementation of the Learning Recovery Plan," Sadsad said.
In the reading comprehension program, schools division offices, districts, and schools will implement the Brigada Pagbasa Program to contribute to improving the reading proficiency of struggling learners. Priorities are Grades 4 to 6 and secondary students.
"The campaign has been running for two years already and is still being implemented in the region as its primary reading intervention program," Sadsad said.
The Brigada Eskwela campaign is a school maintenance program nationwide that engages education stakeholders to contribute their time, efforts, and resources in ensuring that public schools are set in time for the class opening. (PNA)