The local government of Quezon City is urging the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to include all public elementary and high schools in Quezon City in the national government’s free Wi-fi project.
To formalize the request, the local government has passed City Resolution 7229-2017 introduced by Councilor Melencio T. Castelo Jr. The city’s Schools Division Office fully supports the measure, according to Castelo, as the Internet is not yet a tool used in learning at public schools.
“The Quezon City Schools Division Superintendent [Dr. Elizabeth Quesada] extended her full support to include all elementary and high schools in the city in the free Wi-fi project of the national government to fully achieve their objectives for the fast access of e-learning materials, research for e-modules and online submission of reports,” part of the resolution read.
The DICT is implementing the Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places under the Philippine Digital Strategy 2011-2016.
The project will provide free Internet connection in public places, such as public schools, parks, libraries, national and local government offices, public hospitals, rural health units, airports, seaports and rail stations.
Last month Smart Communications and PLDT recently rolled out its free Wi-fi connectivity service at the Quezon City Hall.
“The Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places aims to fast-track the enhancement of Internet connectivity of Filipinos in order to accelerate economic, social and educational development,” the resolution also said.