DepEd Secretary Briones Gives Update on Schedule Opening of Classes
DEPED SECRETARY BRIONES – Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones made an announcement on the class opening in public schools.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over and everyone must not let their guards down to prevent the 2nd wave from happening. Every day, there are still new cases of coronavirus recorded in the Philippines.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), a total of 37,514 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country as of now with 1,266 deaths. The total recoveries is at 10,233 now.
The entire Philippines is still under a community quarantine now. Most parts are under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). The strictest measure is in Cebu City which observes the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost everything. The classes in schools have yet to open due to it. Supposedly, the opening of the school year in the Philippines is in June.
The Department of Education has move the opening of this school year to August 24. A remote enrollment is ongoing now and it is extended until July 15.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, DepEd Secretary Briones clarified that despite the extension of the remote enrollment, the class opening will push through on August 24. It covers the public schools as private schools have the freedom to make changes.
The DepEd Chief said that there are private schools with college studies thus they can adjust their school opening. Other private schools are set to start their classes on September but adjustments must be justified.
Based on the report, DepEd Secretary Briones stressed that no face-to-face classes will take place until the DOH, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and the Inter-Agency Task Force give the green light.
As of Tuesday, 16.6 million students have enrolled. The remote enrollment is still ongoing now until July 15.
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