The Department of Education (DepEd) said Tuesday it would take “appropriate action” against persons distributing unaccredited and outdated learning materials as it noted that many people are making money out of this.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones warned the public against buying learning materials online and from using unaccredited and outdated textbooks.
“Para sa atin, maraming harm ang magagawa iyong unaccredited,” Briones said in a virtual press briefing.
(For us, unaccredited resources can do so much harm.)
“Labag iyon talaga sa batas at we will take the appropriate action. Actually, we are taking appropriate action on that,” she added.
(That is really against the law and we will take appropriate action)
The DepEd chief also urged the public to be wary of outdated learning resources, or modules produced by DepEd but are no longer in circulation.
“May mga libro na ginagamit na ilang taon na na wala na, out of circulation, pero ginagamit pa ng ibang mga eskuwelahan, dini-distribute pa, nilalagyan ng logo ng Department of Education,” she said.
(There are books being used that are already out of circulation but some schools are still distributing these. They even put the logo of DepEd)
For legitimate learning materials, Briones said the public can access and download these for free through the education department’s online platform, DepEd Commons.