The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines appealed to the government to put Knowledge Channel back on air to sustain people’s right to education and information amid the shift to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group backs the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.’s bid to broaden its services and resources to the Department of Education (DepEd), as the channel has been delivering quality educational content to millions of youth since its 21 years on the air— until Congress denied the franchise renewal of its owner, ABS-CBN Corp., this year.

According to ACT, the pandemic caused the education sector to be “ill-equipped” in adapting to the requirements for distance learning. By this context, ACT reasoned that the government has no reason to deny “Knowledge Channel’s offer to freely utilize its 1,500 professionally made educational videos based on the current curriculum.”


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