THE Department of Education (DepEd), clarified that the modules that discourages students from joining peaceful assemblies is not part of DepEd’s curriculum resources.
“In this connection, we would like to clarify that a certain learning module that has gone viral on social media creating an impression that the Department discourages students from joining peaceful assemblies is not part of DepEd’s curriculum resources, ” DepEd said in a statement on Monday.
The DepEd said is an institution, upholds the Constitution and believes in the principle of freedom of speech and expression.
Based on their initial investigation, the module did not pass the conformance review of the Curriculum and Instruction strand of the Central Office.
They are still tracing how the material was circulated.
The DepEd urged any person who can help to expedite their investigation on this issue may report it to their Public Assistance Action Center by contacting the following:
Landline: • 8636 1663 • 8633 1942 • 8634 0222 • 8638 8641 • 8638 7530 • 8638 7529 • 8638 7531 • 8635 9817 • 8631 6033
Mobile: •0919-456-0027 (Smart) •0995-921-8461 (Globe)
Earlier the Commission on Human Rights ( CHR) has called out the DepEd regarding the module.
The module on Media and Information Literacy , which had the logo of the DepEd on its cover was distributed to senior highschool students of Amulung town in Cagayan.