DepEd Says It’s Ready For In-Person Classes
DEPED READY FOR FACE-TO-FACE – According to the Department of Education (DepEd), in-person classes are ready for pilot testing.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippines shifted to modular and distance learning platforms. However, after a year, the Education Department said it is ready to go face-to-face and only await the go signal of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Based on an article from ABS-CBN, education chief Secretary Leonor Briones said:
Mahabang panahon na ang aming nagugol at sa aming pag-iisip, pagri-reflect, pag-aaral dito sa pilot face-to-face so handa na kami…
Ang hinihintay na lamang ang go signal ng Presidente. Pero handa ang Department of Education para sa pilot
Currently, the Philippines is among the few countries that have yet to reopen schools. As per the article, there are 17 countries across the world wherein schools remain fully closed. Meanwhile, 39 countries have schools partially open.
Furthermore, Briones recommended that younger learners should be prioritized in the reopening. She said that students in lower grades could return to in-person learning as they are still resilient.
Additionally, she emphasized that younger students need to have their character and study habits molded in the correct manner. However, back in June, Duterte rejected initial proposals for face-to-face learning as he “cannot gamble on the health of the children”.
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