Teacher discovers online group doing students’ work for money

One teacher spotted some online groups profiting from students’ assignments. So the teacher secretly joined the group.

In a report by Dano Tingcungco on GMA News “24 Oras” on Wednesday, the Senior High School and college lecturer who hid under the name “Dencio” said that he began to doubt when his student could not explain what he did in the thesis defense.

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Also, because of the information provided by a student, it was found that the student did not write the thesis.

Later, Dencio said that the student also admitted that someone else wrote his theses.

Dencio asked the student to rewrite the thesis and passed.

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But the incident was repeated with a student paying for someone to write an assignment for them.

It was here that Dencio started looking at social and saw online groups offering a service for writing in exchange for a fee.

Dencio allegedly secretly joined a group so that he could find out who the students who were doing the assignment were.

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According to Education Undersecretary Antonio Diosdado San Antonio, they have already announced on Facebook the trend of the online group for-hire.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has no reaction on the matter.


DepEd approves ‘progressive expansion’ of face-to-face classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) has allowed all regional directors to expand the opening of face-to-face classes for public and private schools.

Schools joining the expansion could include other grade levels based on their approved capacity.

They should also get the approval of the local chief executive in their city or municipality. Schools should also coordinate with concerning barangay officials.

Parents should also give consent before their children can join the face-to-face classes.

“Schools are given flexibility in contact time for teaching and learning, provided that meals are not taken in school except during managed recess,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said.

“Only vaccinated teachers may participate in the face-to-face classes, and vaccinated learners shall be preferred,” Briones added.

In Metro Manila, at least 28 pilot schools will resume in-person classes on February 9.

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