No Difference in Summer Heat Between Classroom and Online Learning
Mayor Michael Rama highlighted “No Difference in Summer Heat” on Tuesday, suggesting students should remain in school instead of switching to remote learning due to summer heat concerns. He pointed out that children would face heat at home too.
The Cebu City Council had asked the School’s Division to consider using blended learning, like during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayor questioned how online classes would affect student performance, as in-person teaching is better for reading and comprehension.
Rama also said that unsupervised kids might play games or watch videos instead of studying, and parents might end up doing their assignments. He emphasized keeping children safe from extreme heat.
Schools have received guidelines for blended learning if the heat index becomes dangerous. Superintendent Nimfa Bongo said no schools have applied yet, but children’s health should be considered when deciding on learning methods during hot weather.
On Monday, the city reported a 38°C heat index based on data from the local weather agency.