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Senator Bam Aquino pushes for free Wi-Fi in public schools in the Philippines

Adrian M. Reodique | Aug. 29, 2016
"Teachers and students should be given access to the Internet for meaningful research, collaboration, and learning," says Aquino.

Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV recently filed the Senate Bill No. 1050 which aims to establish an Internet Access Programme in all levels of public schools in the Philippines.

"Teachers and students should be given access to the Internet for meaningful research, collaboration, and learning," said Aquino in a press release.

Under this bill, the newly-established Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will ensure that all public schools will provide Internet access to their students, faculty members, and other non-teaching personnel.

Aquino, who also chairs the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture in the 17th Congress, said that instead of discouraging the use of Internet at schools, students must be trained on how to use it for their further personal and academic development. 

 

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