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Blended Learning Program in Public Schools: The Future of Education in the Philippines

Blended Learning Program in Public Schools: The Future of Education in the Philippines

The Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines is continuously exploring ways to implement an effective blended learning program in public schools across the country. As the world advances, the need for a robust IT backbone and comprehensive educational resources becomes increasingly crucial. This article delves into DepEd’s ongoing efforts, the current state of internet connectivity in schools, and the future plans to revolutionize basic education in the Philippines.

The Current State of Blended Learning

As of now, the blended learning program is not yet formalized. DepEd Secretary and Vice President Sara Duterte stated that the department is still in the planning stages. The current template for blended learning is based on the system used during the Covid-19 pandemic, which involved switching learners to modules or online platforms.

The Importance of IT Infrastructure

“We need the backbone of IT. Right now, what we’re doing is e-cards—these are basically e-libraries on wheels,” said Duterte. The department acknowledges that a strong IT infrastructure is essential for the successful implementation of a blended learning program in public schools.

Connectivity Goals

DepEd is also focusing on enhancing internet connectivity in schools. “We are currently mapping out the schools with connectivity. We target 100% connectivity for all our schools by the end of the term of President Marcos, whether by fiber, satellite, or other modes of connectivity depending on the situation on the ground,” added Duterte.

Challenges and Solutions

One of the significant challenges is the lack of internet connection in some areas of the country. DepEd is coordinating with the DITC to improve internet connectivity in schools nationwide. According to department data, there is a 63% internet connectivity rate for elementary schools, 71% for junior high schools, and 68% for senior high schools.

The President’s Mandate

This initiative is part of President Bongbong Marcos Jr.’s mandate to establish e-libraries and make educational resources available online for students. The goal is to provide extensive support and resources to improve the quality of basic education.


The blended learning program in public schools is still in its infancy, but the Department of Education is making strides to ensure its successful implementation. With advancements in IT infrastructure and a focus on 100% internet connectivity, the future of education in the Philippines looks promising.