DepEd Reacts To Teacher Groups’ Call for Academic Break

Teacher Groups Call To DepEd for Academic Break amid Increasing Cases of COVID-19

DEPED – The Department of Education reacted to the call of some teacher groups for an “academic break” amid the increasing COVID-19 cases.

The COVID-19 cases in the Philippines started to climb once again and it prompted the authorities to place the whole Metro Manila under Alert Level 3. Stricter measures that include curfew are up in several cities in the capital region again.

Furthermore, the mayors of the different cities also agreed to put restrictions on the mobility of the unvaccinated individuals. It started last January 3 until January 15. According to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Palace, the measure may be escalated to Alert Level 4 if the cases continue to grow.

The authorities are encouraging the unvaccinated individuals to get their jabs. Previously, two (2) mass vaccination drives were held and more than ten (10) million people were jabbed during the said 3-day vax drives.

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The COVID-19 cases in some cities outside Metro Manila have also increased. Amid the new surge in coronavirus cases in the country, some teacher groups are calling the Department of Education (DepEd) for an academic break.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, some teacher groups including the Alliance of Concerned Teachers and the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition are calling for a two-week academic break to DepEd. The Education Department reacted to the said call.

According to DepEd, the assessment of the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the situation in the Philippines must be considered and as well as the required minimum of 220 school calendar days that students and teachers should be holding classes.

Currently, the Department is adopting blended learning in the delivery of the lessons to the students. It is done through online classes and modules.

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