DepEd Proposes Limited Face-to-Face Classes in COVID-19 Low-Risk Areas
DEPED – The Department of Education confirmed submitting a proposal for limited face-to-face classes in COVID-19 low risk areas.
The Philippines is still on a fight against the COVID-19 pandemic now. As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 68,898 cases of coronavirus in the country.
Out of the said total number, the health department has recorded 1,835 deaths. The total coronavirus recoveries in the country now is at 23,072.
The community quarantine measures are still up in the Philippines now. This pandemic brought a lot of changes in the country.
Supposedly, classes in elementary and secondary schools start in June. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education (DepEd) moved it to August 24.
The enrollment which usually happens in May was held in June. It was a remote enrollment for the safety of the teachers, parents, and students.
The classes will open this August 24. However, the mode of teaching has yet to be finalized and there may be differences depending on the COVID-19 risk level in an area.
Recently, DepEd raised the possibility of holding limited face-to-face classes in COVID-19 low-risk areas. According to Education Secretary Leonor Briones, there will be conditions in case face-to-face classes will be implemented.
Malacañang broke its silence on it and said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wanted the proposal to be in written form so it can be studied. Based on a report of ABS-CBN, DepEd confirmed that it has already submitted the limited face-to-face classes proposal for the COVID-19 low-risk areas.
According to the report, among the areas that are proposed to be under limited face-to-face classes are Siquijor, Siargao, and Dinagat Islands. Briones also cited the benefits of the said mode of teaching in COVID-19 low-risk areas:
- Lower Administrative Cost
- “Closes inequality gaps”
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