DepEd to assess schools for in-person classes; to identify schools for continued blended learning
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) will assess schools to check whether they can conduct five-day in-person classes come November.
This assessment will also serve as a basis to identify schools that will be allowed by the DepEd to continue implementing blended learning beyond Nov. 2, DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said Wednesday.
Poa said the DepEd would identify schools with high resource gaps and will take immediate action to remedy the situation.
“Titignan po natin kungano yung mga sitwasyon ng ating mga paaralan, titignan natin kung may mga
schools na talaga based on their infrastructure, hindi tayo kayang mag in-person classes. Doon po natin i-aapply ang blended learning,” Poa said in a press briefing.
(We are going to check the situation of our schools; we will check based on the schools’ infrastructure
whether it is capable of having in-person classes. If not, then we will apply blended learning).
If these gaps are not addressed and it is found that the school is not capable of holding in-person classes, the DepEd will then exempt these schools from the required implementation of in-person classes and allow them to continue with blended learning.
“Of course, we have to make specific exceptions doon sa mga hindi talaga kaya,” Poa said.
(Of course, we must make specific exceptions for schools that will be unable.)
The DepEd has ordered all public and private schools to conduct five-day in-person classes starting November 2, as provided under Department Order No. 34.
The order still stands, Poa said.
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also earlier ordered the continuation of the blended learning mode beyond Oct. 31, but only in specific areas.
These areas have not yet been identified. —Andy Hoo, INQUIRER.net intern
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