President Duterte Rejects Proposed Face-to-Face Classes Until August 2021
Malacañang Palace said that President Duterte disapproved the proposed face-to-face classes until August 2021.
Last year, the coronavirus disease continues to spread in different countries all around the world including the Philippines. The virus does not only affect the public’s health but also cause a negative impact to the global economy.
The Department of Education has also shifted to distance learning system due to the effects of the virus. The face-to-face learning system may increase the rate of virus transmission within students and school employees.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte had ruled out the proposed face-to-face classes. He explained that the president wants to ensure the safety of both students and teachers.
“Nagdesisyon na po ang ating Presidente na wala pa ring face-to-face classes, Ayaw niya malagay sa alanganin ang buhay ng mga mag-aaral at guro habang wala pang nababakunahan sa bansa,” Roque said.
However, Roque explained that face-to-face classes can be considered in areas with very low cases of the coronavirus disease by August this year.
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