Teacher in Maguindanao Conducts Face-to-Face Classes Amid COVID-19 Threat
A teacher in Maguindanao has conducted a face-to-face class for her 3 pupils amid the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In a report of GMA News, a school teacher has been holding daily classes for her Grade 4 pupils despite the announcement of the Department of Education (DepEd) that face-to-face classes are still not allowed until the COVID-19 vaccine is available.
However, based on the report, the teacher conducts the face-to-face class in response to parents’ requests to allow the teaching in person rather than having instructions done through modules and distance learning.
Also, because children and minors are not allowed outside the village, local officials of Barangay Nituan allowed the municipality of Parang to use part of the barangay hall for the three students and one teacher.
According to the teacher, Almera Mapatil, the three students also observed the minimum health protocols such as the use of face masks, face shields, and they strictly follow the physical distance protocols.
Mapatil said that face-to-face teaching is more effective than modular classes, and distance learning. Also, Mapatil asserted that the face-to-face study was requested by the parents of the children.
Nituan official Eduardo Plecerda said the parents and school administrators of a private school in the town have agreed to ask local officials to temporarily allow the use of the barangay hall as a classroom.
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