No face-to-face classes yet — DEPED

July 20, 2021 Arlene Rivera 156 views

THE Department of Education (DEPED) announced that there will be no face-to-gace classes for school year 2021-2022 due to continuing threat of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Gusto ko lang i-clarify ‘yung pag-approve ni Presidente ng September 13, ang inapprove niya ay ‘yung opening of classes, blended learning pa rin, hindi siya ng mag-a-approve ng face-to-face, “ Education Secretary Leonor Briones explained.

“We still don’t allow face to face until September 13, that depends on the result of our pilot study if approved by the president, because he looks at many aspects about our health situation today”,

The DEPED clarified that the September classes is still blended learning and proposed a pilot study for 100 schools to be approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Ang end of school year June 24, 202, kasi ayon sa batas kailangan minimum of 207 days ang kailangan i-undergo ng isang bata and then after that magkakaroon tayo ng interventions kasi meron naman mga bata maybe hindi kasing satisfactory yung accomplishments, meron naman mga bata advance na advance na sila,” Briones said.

“The DEPED has been prepared for more than a year, that’s why we can’t control many things, if we remember, the President approved the face-to-face and the Cabinet supported it. When the UK variant came out, President suspended it. The commitment of our vaccination team headed by Health Sec. Galvez that by August many children will be vaccinated, but in the meantime, still blended.

“We don’t just have to automatically open a school for face-to-face to say that we are among the 100 schools, the facility of the Department must also be ready. Second, the local government (LGU) must agree. Third, the parents will also agree… the parents need written consent. Fourth, ‘yung nagse-serve, ‘yung nagsu-supply, they will follow the policy,” Briones said,

Over 300,000 DEPED employees were vaccinated in 15 regions.