Lawmaker Pushes for Resumption of Face-to-Face Classes in MGCQ Areas

Lawmaker Wants Resumption of Face-to-Face Classes in MGCQ Areas

A lawmaker is pushing for the resumption of the face-to-face classes in MGCQ areas starting this summer term.

Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Juliette Uy expressed her desire for the gradual resumption of face-to-face classes provided that the safety protocols and the quarantine guidelines will be strictly observed.

Uy said that the colleges, universities and senior high schools in areas under modified general community quarantine should the gradual resumption of regular classes. She also said that schools should only accept people aging 15 to 65 years old.


“Schools are both education and economic entities. I ask the (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) IATF to allow the gradual reopening of the campuses of colleges, universities, and senior high school starting the coming summer term in MGCQ areas, provided strict minimum health protocols are followed,” Uy said.

The lawmaker also suggested that teachers and other school personnel should be included on the list of priorities for COVID-19 vaccine. She wants teachers to receive the vaccine by February or March.

The Philippines shift to distance learning last year due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. However, a lot of students and teachers seem to be struggling with the online learning system and find regular classes more comfortable.


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