A teacher is melting the hearts of many netizens after using his own resources and time to register students online for the next academic year. The teacher had to climb a mountain in order to get a stable signal for his wi-fi devices, which he shared with his students.
The ongoing online school registration in the Philippines is now entering its fourth and final week. However, only a fraction of students have registered for the academic year 2020/2021, which is scheduled to start on August 24th for public schools and earlier than that for private schools.
Lack of internet access across the country has hindered many from registering, and there is fear that with the banning of face to face classes by the government until a vaccine is found, many students will not be able to continue learning.
Teacher’s efforts to register students online
Realizing this problem, one teacher has made it his mission to ensure that he register as many students as possible for the start of the next academic year. The Narvacan National Central High School mathematics teacher Efren Cabotage, melted hearts of many netizens after his story was shared on Facebook.
After realizing his students were not able to access the internet and register for online classes, the teacher decided to look for a spot where he can broadcast his wifi and help students register for the next academic year.
Unfortunately, Ilocos Sur being a remote area, had few spots where he could set up his booth to help students. The only remaining solution was to climb a mountain in order to get a signal which he then used to get wifi to his students.
Viral Facebook post
According to a Facebook post by the Narvacan National Central High School on June 16, the teacher used his own money to load up the internet in his wifi device which he then shared with students. By the time the post was being posted on the social media platform, the teacher had already registered more than 40 students, and he vowed to continue with the work he had started.
When asked what motivated him to start the service, the teacher highlighted his own difficulties growing up. He said that he understood the struggles students without internet access were going through and therefore he felt a responsibility to help register students online for the next academic year.
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