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DepEd: Students’ welfare is gov’t’s ‘prime concern’

/ 05:28 AM February 14, 2020

The Department of Education (DepEd) has reassured students that their welfare was of “prime concern” amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), contrary to a teachers’ group accusation that the agency had violated its own order discouraging large student gatherings to contain the virus.

Aside from a police-organized event in a Quezon City school that drew hundreds of students on Feb. 10, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers said senior high school students were recently permitted to conduct off-campus work immersions at municipal police stations.

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Accusing the teachers’ union of sowing “haphazard intrigue,” DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said on Wednesday that the DepEd was “strengthening its measures” against COVID-19.

“All of you can count on being the priority of DepEd,” Pascua said. “Not just your health but your continued success in your studies,” he added. —Matthew Reysio-Cruz

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