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San Fernando barangays get desktop computers for student use

The San Fernando city government has partnered with the City College of San Fernando Pampanga (CCSFP) to install desktop computers in 34 barangays to help local students with their IT classes.

The CCSFP launched the program after a recent survey found that 75 percent of its student population did not have either a laptop or a desktop essential for programming courses.

“We have printed modules as part of the school’s flexible program. However, there are courses like programming, IT [Information Technology] na kailangan ng computer, internet connection, and some applications,” Gloria Victoria Banas, CCSFP associate professor and officer in charge, said in the report.

“So yung mga computers namin sa laboratory na hindi nagagamit binahagi namin sa barangay para mailapit at magamit ng mga estudyante namin,” the lawyer added.

Through a memorandum of agreement between the city government and barangays, the CCSFP assigned one desktop computer to each barangay as part of its effort in sustaining quality education, the report said.

CCSFP students can now avail themselves of free use of a computer with free W-iFi for their school projects, exercises, assignments, and activities, the report added.