Nograles Says Delaying Of Opening Of Classes May Be A Bad Idea
NOGRALES – Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) co-chairman Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said delaying of the opening of classes will leave public school students at a disadvantage.
Among the countries most impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic is the Philippines. The health crisis has shuttered much of the country’s economy. The government admitted that the funds are near depletion.
Despite the calls from teachers and parents to delay classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) prepared a different type of teaching method so classes can start this year. The department moved the opening of classes to August 24.
In a previous article, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go asked DepEd to move the opening of classes to October 2020. He said delaying the opening of classes will give the parents, teachers, students, and education authorities more time to prepare.
“Umaapela ako sa Executive branch na kung maaari ay i-postpone muna ng ilan pang buwan ang pagbubukas ng klase habang wala pang bakuna sa COVID-19. Huwag nating isugal ang buhay at kaligtasan ng ating mga kabataan,” he said.
On Friday, August 14, Cabinet Secretay Karlo Nograles reacted to the appeal of the lawmakers. Based on a report from CNN News, he said the deferment of classes in public schools may be a bad idea because it will leave public school students at a disadvantage.
“’Yung mga concerns namin is some private schools have already started classes. My kids have already started classes and many of the people I know, their children have already begun their classes. If we delay it some more, ang iniiwasan natin na magiging dehado or behind ang ating mga public elementary at high school students,” he said.
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