UN lauds limited in-person classes in PH
MANILA, Philippines z— The United Nations, United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and World Health Organization on Tuesday lauded the government’s approval of the pilot run of limited in-person classes in low-risk areas.
The Philippines was one of the last two countries in the world to reopen schools since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. “Every child has the right to education and schools are central to children’s development, safety and well-being.
As some schools are set to reopen on a small scale, public health and safety measures … remain equally important to keep every child and every teacher safe,” the three agencies said in a joint statement.
“We commend the [Department of Education] and [Department of Health] for the collaborative preparations for the pilot run,” the agencies said.
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