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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.

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones
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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.

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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:

  • Interaction
  • Familiarity
  • Lower Administrative Cost
  • “Closes inequality gaps”

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  • Abmez Enriquez July 21, 2020, 10:43 am

    May mali dito, sana aralin din kung bakit parang taeng tae na magbukas ng klase itong si sec Briones na inaayunan naman ni sec Duque sa kabila ng pandemic. I smell something fishy. Ang daming kakaharaping problema nito sa parte ng mga magulang at mga mag-aaral. Hindi lahat ng magulang ay may kakayahang bumili ng mga tablet/computer/laptop, hindi lahat ng bahay ay may internet facility, hindi lahat ng lugar ay may internet access ilan lang ang mga ito sa kakaharapin ng mga nag-aaral. Alam ito ng lahat pilit lang ipinag-wawalang bahala ni sec Briones dahil taeng-tae syang umpisahan ang klase ngayong August. Sa palagay ko may malaking halaga ang involve dito kaya apurang-apura ang dalawang secretary. Iyon ang dapat alamin.

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