Bong Go Wants Thorough Study on Plans to Restore Old Academic Calendar
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go urges the Department of Education (DepEd) to study the proposals to restore the old academic calendar.
The Senator indicated that the DepEd should thoroughly examine the suggestions to revert the country’s academic calendar to the old one. DepEd authorities, according to Go, head of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, should evaluate the impact of the existing school schedule on pupils who are obliged to endure the scorching weather every summer.
“We will leave that to our education officials. Alam kong pinag-aaralan na po nila ito,” said Go in an interview during his visit to Ibaan, Batangas.
“Dapat ay pag-aralang mabuti at huwag pong masakripisyo ang kalusugan ng mga kabataan. Ang ayaw natin dito, baka hindi nila kakayanin ang init tuwing summer kasi alam n’yo, nakagawian na natin. Tuwing summer tayo, March, April, may bakasyon tayo nu’n dahil napakainit,” he added.
DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa stated that the suggestion will be considered in light of the need to address seasonal interruptions, which frequently result in class suspensions, longer school breaks, and consequent disruptions in the continuation of education.
Based on the article of Daily Tribune, Go maintained that DepEd, as the principal educational authority, had the necessary experience to thoroughly assess the case. What matters, according to the senator, is that DepEd ensures the quality of education and maintains the number of days pupils must attend school.
“I’m sure pag-aaralan po itong mabuti ng ating DepEd officials, mas alam po nila ang kanilang trabaho,”said Go.
“So ako po ay nakikiusap sa ating mga officials na pag-aralan at kung kailangang ibalik, ibalik po natin, kung ano po ang mas makakabuti sa mga estudyante na hindi po maaapektuhan ang kanilang kalusugan,” he added.
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