NV SK prexy seeks internet connectivity in upland areas

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 10 (PIA) - Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Provincial Federation President Marizel Reyes has called on the national government to provide internet connectivity in several upland and remote barangays in the province.

She said most of the students living in the upland and remote barangays in the province are having difficulties in participating to the Department of Education's (DepEd) Blended Learning System (BLS) due to the absence or poor internet connectivity.

"Due to the absence or poor internet connectivity. teachers have to visit the youth and go to other areas where internet connectivity is accessible to help them in their studies through the BLS. Other youths have not shown their interest because of the problem of connectivity," Reyes said during her live interaction with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar's social media Network Briefing yesterday.

According to Reyes, 30 to 50 upland and remote communities out of the 275 barangays of Nueva Vizcaya have no internet connectivity.

"Several upland towns here do not even have good signal on their internet connectivity services that is why many of our students are already losing their interest to study through the BLS," she said.

Reyes said that during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the SKs in the barangays were encouraged to realign their budgets for health and education assistance programs and activities.

She said the youth which composes half of the province's population also supports the government's vaccination program.

"We are willing to be vaccinated because it will not harm us but rather it will serve as our protection from the COVID-19. Our participation to the vaccination program is one way of showing ourselves as good models for our fellow youths. We should also pray to be protected from the virus," Reyes said. (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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