Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over yesterday, July 14, 239 units of laptop, amounting to P8,365,000 to teachers assigned in the Department of Education-Division of Negros Occidental.
In a simple turn over rites held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, Gov. Eugenio Lacson said that he hopes that these gadgets will be used for its purpose so that more teachers will receive more educational projects in the future.
Negros Occidental Schools Division Superintendent, Marsette Sabbaluca, in response thanked the Provincial Government for the educational projects which were funded through the Provincial School Board (PSB), adding that this will ensure the continuity of learning despite the present pandemic.
Meanwhile, Board Member Juvy Pepello, who represents the Liga ng mga Barangay – Negros Occidental, also distributed USBs that contain anti drug-abuse campaign materials for the students.
Aside from the laptops, Lacson also turned over checks worth a total of P3,080,000 as financial assistance for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program. This will be for the 40 literacy volunteers, 3,694 ALS learners, 15 Special Education (SPED) literacy volunteers, and 928 SPED learners, according to a press statement from Capitol.