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DepEd strictly prohibits the conduct of extra curricular activities for S.Y. 2022-2023

DepEd strictly prohibits the conduct of extra curricular activities for S.Y. 2022-2023

The Department of Education (DepEd) issued an order that strongly disallows the conduct of extracurricular activities.

DepEd reiterates that all school days shall be solely dedicated to academics and co-curricular activities.

“The number of school days in this DepEd Order (DO) shall solely be dedicated to academics and related co-curricular activities. The conduct of extra- curricular activities shall be strictly prohibited,” The DepEd Order (DO) stated.

The National Schools Press Conference, National Science and Technology Fair, National Festival of Talent, and other similar endeavors are examples of allowed extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

DepEd made clear that virtual activities on different social media platforms that call for comments or sharing are not to count on the learner’s academic grade.

Schools are also encouraged to incorporate these holidays and observances into their curricula as they see fit, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the overall number of school days.

To ensure that learners can connect and integrate learning within and across learning areas, while providing manageable breaks under Memorandum OUCI-2020-307 entitled “Suggested Measures to Foster Academic Ease eluting the COVID-19 Pandemic,” curricula must be completed during the academic quarter.

But, to prevent disruptions to classes, co-curricular activities must be held after the quarter examinations.

According to Sulong Edukalidad’s goals, schools must firmly allocate ten (10) weeks of each academic quarter to practical classroom instruction.Alec | Helpline PH