Dr. Celia Junio-Fernandez, schools division superintendent, said part of the learning modality for the opening of classes today, October 5, is modular but assisted with multi-media, in which radio program will support the modules given to parents of the students.
“With God’s grace and guidance, in full course, makakatulong ang ating mga school-based radio stations para lalong ma-improve ang ating new normal delivery of instruction,” Fernandez said during the blessing and turn-over of the radio stations.
The three mini-radio stations are DWWR Mabuhay Radio 88.1 and DWMD City High Mabila-bilay Radio 87.9, both at the Dagupan City National High School Junior and Senior High School campuses; and the JDV Radio 88.3 at the Judge Jose De Venecia Memorial High School (JJDVMHS) in Barangay Bolosan, all in Dagupan Cty.
Fernandez said aside from imparting knowledge, air time is also allotted for the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan for evangelization so that “children would not forget their values.”
Meanwhile, Principal Willy Guieb of the JJDVMHS said the venture into radio stations was conceptualized to help in information dissemination and modular instruction considering the radio’s reach of two-kilometer radius.
“The teachers have schedules for anchoring and we have started the production of radio-based instructional materials to be played at specific time to aid learners in the completion of the modules,” Guieb told the Philippine Information Agency.
Some 139 schools in the city opened today with the addition of the 18 private schools that started classes last August. (JCR/AMB/VHS/PIA Pangasinan)
By Venus May H. Sarmiento