DEPED hails Duterte support for expanded F2F classes

January 19, 2022 Arlene Rivera 276 views

THE Department of Education (DEPED) thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for his strong support and trust in the expansion of the limited face-to-face classes.

“We believe this high confidence from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and our stakeholders was due to the successful pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in 287 public and private schools nationwide from November 15 to December 20, 2021, “ the DEPED said in a statement.

According to DEPED, there was no confirmed COVID-19 case among the 15,683 learners who participated in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes.

Based on the evaluation conducted by the Department, the pilot implementation led to satisfactory results and positive feedback from our learners, teachers, and parents.

“We observed a high level of attendance and performance among learner participants. Our stakeholders felt safe against the virus throughout the implementation and were highly satisfied with the implementation of health and safety protocols and teaching and learning improvements brought by the face-to-face classes.

“The implementation also inculcated a culture of shared responsibility among the national government, parents and learners, the Local Government Units (LGUs), teachers, school officials and staff, and other stakeholders in ensuring everyone’s safety and welfare.

“We thank the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) for assisting us in developing a responsive operational guideline on face-to-face learning delivery.

“We also thank the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for encouraging LGUs to support the pilot implementation,” the statement added.