29 schools back out from pilot run of face-to-face classes
There are 29 schools backed out from the pilot run of face-to-face classes on November 15 as their respective local government units and concerned parents refused to take part.
Department of Education (DepEd) Director Malcolm Garma said that only 30 schools out of the 59 schools would take part in the face-to-face classes.
“Doon sa 59 na naunang listahan, 30 rito ang magsisimula ng pilot face-to-face sa November 15,” explained Garma.
Garma said some of the schools pulled out due to the increasing trend of COVID-19 cases in their areas.
DepEd regional offices nominated a total of 638 schools for the pilot run of face-to-face classes
The Department of Health‘s Epidemiology Bureau assessed these hundreds of schools and approved only 59 schools.
These schools were located in the Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Soccsksargen Regions.
Garma said the DepEd still aimed to have 100 public schools and 20 private schools participate in the pilot of face-to-face classes.