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New NEDA chief wants to resume f2f classes by August

New NEDA chief wants to resume f2f classes by August

SocioEconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan pressed Department of Education to resume face-to-face classes by August to fight the long-term damage of school closures.

“What’s the cost to our economy, to our society, to our children, to the human capital vis-à-vis the cost of that risk of infection? And it’s clear that our hospitals show that we can manage the risk at this point. And so, there’s no reason why we should not open up the schools,” he said.

Based on NEDA’s projection, a school year of not attending face-to-face classes would result in P11 trillion in lost productivity of a person’s working life.

“The cost of that scarring on human capital is not going to affect us now, but it’s going to affect the future of our children,” Balisacan said.

“When they join the labor market five to 10 years from now, they will not be as competitive as our neighbors, who have already opened up, and provided better access to education,” he added.

Earlier, DepEd Secretary and Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio said that she also wants the full implementation of face-to-face classes by August.

But, President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. said the country aims to conduct full face-to-face classes by November.

8 thoughts on “New NEDA chief wants to resume f2f classes by August”

  1. mas ok nga ung first day nila face to face
    dahil kapag nakasanayan ng online bgo face to face tatamarin na sila pumasok
    sana pag enrollment meron sila
    assessment para malaman kung sino pa ung mga slow reader na dpat mas tuunan ng pansin lalo na mga nag si highschool kawawa yung next teacher nila kung sa reading palang hirap na .. at wala na sanang mass promoting ..sana medyo maging strict ngayon

    1. Tama po dapat magconduct ng assessment para malaman kung sino sa mga bata ang fast learners at slow learners…slow learners dapat tutukan ng mga master teachers or sila dpaat ang nasa primary level

      1. dapat dagdagan ang bilang ng mga teachers para maturuan ng maayos ang mga estudyante,napakaraming teachers ang hindi pa rin nahahire namatagal ng graduate at pumasa na sa LET hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin nahahire,yung mga may koneksyon lng kasi sa taas ang priority mahire

  2. Try to think also the health condition of the teachers….let the learners and teachers to have a break pls…by the way you are not the deped secretary nor the president to decide so don’t be so pa epal…

  3. Well,for me..pag isipan muna ng maayos..napapansin ang dami diktador sa deped noh🥰,The agency stand by itself decision po sana..will u pls focus also the instructional materials ng mga guro,until now d pa rn po nakkarating ung mga laptop sa amin mga guro,kahit mga smart TV teachers iniative,pag tuonan po sana ng pansin ang lahat ng instructional materials na gagamitin,para hindi po mahing traditional ung delivery of teaching..we want quality education,pito what happens to the classrooms mga traditional..OMG po..I want a high tech room..hindi ung traditional pa rn po.

  4. bigyan niyo naman kami ng time na magpahinga end of school year na pero dipa rin kami tapos ng mga reports araw araw pa rin kami nasa school

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