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DepEd says all is ready for f2f classes, despite classroom shortage

DepEd says all is ready for f2f classes, despite classroom shortage

The Department of Education is stick to its plan to push for face-to-face classes starting next week.

“We continue to study the implementation of blended learning as a permanent mode of instruction but come November 2, full implementation of face-to-face classes is expected for all public and private schools,” Duterte said/

“Regardless of alert level in any area, classes will continue,” Education Undersecretary Epimaco Densing also said.

Densing said that one major challenge that DepEd is facing is the projected shortage of around 91,000 classrooms nationwide.

Another worry that Sen. Nancy Binay raised was the mixing of vaccinated and non-vaccinated students inside classrooms.

“The general rule is the face masks are already part of the students’ school uniforms before they go to class,” Densing said.

“If their masks break or if they forget, there should already be reserves in the schools.”

But Binay raised issue with the lack of dialogue with students’ parents on what the new normal will look like inside classrooms before classes actually start.

“It’s an apprehension they have, and we need to teach parents to be more confident about letting their children go to schools,” she said in mixed Filipino and English.