The Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) members approved the release of its official statement amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond
VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS, July 20, 2020 – The Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) members approved the release of LCC’s official statement in support of DepEd’s efforts on literacy and basic education continuity during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and beyond.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the literacy of school children and out-of-school youth and adults in the country is feared to be greatly affected because of the limited face-to-face teaching and learning interactions, along with other relevant issues and challenges. In spite of this, it geared the whole country toward various alternative learning delivery modalities which aim to enable every learner to have a continued and sustained literacy even in the times of crisis.
On July 20, 2020, the Council members convened during its 142nd LCC Meeting via Microsoft Teams. As agreed upon, the Council shall release an Official Statement to support DepEd in its efforts on literacy and basic education continuity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The said official issuance is necessary for strengthening literacy initiatives down to the grassroots levels of the society especially during these trying and difficult times. It also urges the commitment, active support, and cooperation of all education stakeholders.
In connection with this, the LCC expresses its full support of DepEd’s undertakings and directions provided in the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan, Sulong EduKalidad and the adoption of other alternative learning delivery modes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, through the issuance of the LCC Statement. The Council aspires to maximize the literacy interventions at the local communities, and amplify the participation of various literacy champions, including the external partners in and out of the country.