MANILA, PHILIPPINES —The Department of Education (DepEd) anticipates that face-to-face classes will be fully implemented in the coming academic school year (S.Y) 2022-2023, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in a Laging Handa public briefing on Monday, May 30.
Per the DepEd Secretary, over 34,238 schools in the Philippines have been nominated to hold face-to-face classes.
According to Briones, this already accounts for 73.28 percent of the total number of public schools nationwide. She added that 33, 064 of the nominated schools are public, while 1,174 are private.
However, the Education Department stressed that the modes of face-to-face classes may vary depending on a variety of factors. Briones stated that schools are encouraged to resume face-to-face classes as recommended by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) as long as the protocols established by government agencies are followed.
“Magka-kaiba sa mga ibat’-ibang sitwasyon ng mga lugar at depende sa LGUs at assessment of DOH. Basta may clearance galing sa DOH, LGUs at the consent of parents, tinututuloy na ang face-to-face classes,” Briones noted.
Source: Manila Bulletin