Biliran Governor Gerard Roger Espina. (File photo) 

TACLOBAN CITY – The provincial government of Biliran is looking for 500 unemployed education graduates who are willing to teach learners remedial classes for one month.

Biliran Governor Gerard Roger Espina said the more than two years of off-campus learning affected the competency of students.

"In some cases, there has been a regression of learning and some students are struggling with the return of face-to-face class after two years of distance learning," Espina said in a phone interview on Monday.

"In line with this, we will create a program that will conduct remedial lessons to students who are in need to address the educational lag in our province. This is in line with our intention and passion to help the last, the least, and the lost," he added.

The tutoring class will last for one month, according to Espina. Education graduates who will participate will also receive a certificate from the Department of Education (DepEd).

Those who wanted to apply will have to submit their application at the provincial government satellite offices.

Earlier, the DepEd admitted that poor learning competencies of students due to the absence of face-to-face classes. The most affected by learning losses are children enrolled in kindergarten to Grade 3.

The education department in the region said they are implementing a learning recovery program called building and upgrading learning initiatives and gains.

The initiative aims to contribute to the DepEd’s goal of developing holistic learners by improving the literacy and numeracy abilities of struggling learners across grade levels and learners in special education, indigenous people’s education, Madrasah education program, and alternative learning system. (PNA)