DepEd begins distribution of internet connectivity allowance
The Department of Education has already started the distribution of monthly load for 277,381 teachers and non-teaching personnel.
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said the allowance for internet connectivity load is stipulated under Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2).
“Given the situation, we recognize the need to provide connectivity load for our teachers as support for their passion in teaching amidst the pandemic,” Briones stated.
Each teacher or personnel is entitled of 102 gigabytes of data that will be rationed over three months at 34 GB per month.
“Analytics consumption data show that 1GB per day for 30 days is more than enough to access eLearning apps,” DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua said.
Unused data must be consumed before the one-year expiration.
SIM card recipients who started using connectivity loads in July began the cycle of regular monthly load on Aug. 3 while the rest of the beneficiaries will get their monthly load by Aug. 25.
An exclusive DepEd Hotline (#DEPED or #33733) has been set up for the DepEd SIM card recipients to address the concerns of teachers regarding the program.