Kids Not Required to Attend Pilot Test of Physical Classes, 2 Lawmakers Say
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Several lawmakers said that the children are not required to attend the pilot test of face-to-face classes.
Senator Joel Villanueva said that the Senate has adopted a resolution suggesting a pilot run of face-to-face pilot classes in areas under general community quarantine with low to zero cases of the coronavirus disease.
Villanueva said that the pilot test of physical classes are not mandatory and it’s up to the parents’ decision if they will allow their kids to attend. The pilot classes will begin in some 22 towns with zero COVID-19 cases.
“Hindi ito (It’s not) mandatory. The parents can make the decision of allowing their children to go to classes, Walang pilitan ito. Kung ang ating mga magulang ay di komportable sa pagpapadala ng kanilang anak sa eskuwelahan, hindi ho pipilitin,” Villanueva said.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian that they are planning to conduct the pilot run in 1, 000 schools in the country. He also said that the pilot test would be half day only and added that children also need to develop their communication skills.
“Hindi lang pag-aaral ang pinakaimportante sa mga bata. Ang pinakamahalaga sa kanila ang paghahalubilo, pakikipagkapwa-tao dahil ito ay nadedevelop ang kaniyang communication,” Villanueva added.
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