DepEd touts hitch-free opening of classes
MANILA, Philippines — The opening of classes for the school year 2022-2023 has so far been smooth and hitch-free, the Department of Education (DepEd) said.
DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said the department has not yet received any report of any untoward incidents related to the school opening as of 9:20 a.m.
“As 9:20 a.m. po, base po sa mga updates ng ating mga Regional Directors, maayos at mapayapa po ang pagbabalik Eskwela ng ating mga learners,” he told reporters in a Viber message.
(As of 9:20 a.m., based on the updates from our regional directors, the school opening is so far orderly and peaceful.)
“Wala pa pong nakakarating sa amin na untoward incidents. Patuloy po kaming naka-monitor sa ating mga paaralan,” Poa added.
(We have not yet received any reports of untoward incidents. However, we will continue monitoring our schools.)
The school year 2022-2023 started on Monday and will end on July 7, 2023.
DepEd earlier said the school year will have 203 school days, “or as may be determined by further issuance/s in case of changes in the school calendar due to unforeseen circumstances.”
About 46% of the country’s public and private schools are expected to conduct in-person classes five days a week, accounting for 24,175 schools nationwide.
Meanwhile, 51.8%, or 29,721 schools, will still adhere to the so-called blended modality, with in-person classes at least three days a week and the rest conducted online or using learning modules.
The remaining 1,004 schools, only 1.29%, would still be limited to distance learning.
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