About 38k Schools Set for Physical Classes for SY 2022-2023, DepEd Says
DepEd – The Department of Education reported that about 38,000 schools are all set for face-to-face classes for the school year 2022-2023.
On Saturday (June 18, 2022), a top DepEd official reported that almost 38,000 schools in the public and private sectors are ready for the resumption of face-to-face classes for the upcoming school year.
Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said that 36,000 public schools or 80 percent of the total public schools in the Philippines are already qualified to impose health safety protocols for in-person classes.
The DepEd official said that the qualified public schools have well-ventilated classrooms and a sufficient number of hand-washing facilities inside the vicinity. The total number of public schools in the country is 47,612.
The Education Department’s plan to impose the 100% face-to-face classes will start in August 2022. Areas under Alert Levels 1 and 2 are only allowed to hold physical classes in compliance with the safety protocols.
DepEd is already drafting a Learning Recovery and Continuity Towards the New Normal for the next school year. It will be turned over to the next administration, according to Malaluan.
The expected resumption of physical classes has been announced two years after the coronavirus disease entered the country. The disease affects millions of people not only in the Philippines but also in various regions all around the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic does not only affect the public’s health but also causes a negative impact on the global economy. Schools have already shut down to prevent the spread of the disease among students and school personnel.
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