DEPED: WE’RE NOT PERFECT

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*October 11, 2020*
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* DEPED: WE’RE NOT PERFECT*

After drawing flak over errors in modules for distance learning, a Department of Education (DepEd) official appealed for public understanding as the agency adjusts to the revamped education system.
“This [will] not [be] the last time there will be errors I assure you, because we are not perfect…. We have been here for just 4 or 5 months. We are not really journalists or broadcasters in this line of work,” Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua said in a virtual press briefing on Thursday, October 8.
“If the people, the media and the public are looking for perfect episodes, give us so much time,” Pascua appealed.
Pascua said that DepEd has over 40 steps in checking the quality of content of their TV episodes. This includes subject experts’ review of the module, script writing following DepEd styles, checking of scripts, and the approval of the scripts by the executive producers.
Pascua noted that they produce 27 videos every day, and about 130 to 220 videos every week, but DepEd TV only has a workforce of less than 200.
“May makakalusot talaga dahil (There will really be errors that will slip past us because) we’re not living in a perfect world,” he said, adding that they have been tapping volunteers to check the quality of their content.
Pascua also said that their teachers are being trained “on how to be effective broadcasters.”
Module blunders
A day after school opened, netizens spotted a mathematical equation with an incorrect solution that was aired on DepEd TV on IBC-13 and streamed on Facebook on Tuesday, October 6.
This was not the first time that netizens spotted an error on DepEd TV. In August, netizens were also quick to point out “glaring” and “painful” grammar errors in a sample questionnaire for a Grade 8 level English course.| via Rappler <www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDyuorhfk0r9zw-B-a_nnBWeUh3-o9AhDOe6ydI1MI1tlMo67E10VmVhCEvctAkCaST_H9dqszucecgxAP2DNmYhn2ih0HM9syDynH7kFHBnj2ctzMY6gdCUlRVYV0ps_te1q302i2vac3Uxi9…>
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