Online classes not beneficial amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda urged Commission on Higher Education to stop online classes as we are in the battle of COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Salceda, “online classes are not beneficial for students now the country is in [a] pandemic situation”.
Salceda said that virtual classes are made to justify the collection of school fees especially in private schools. School fees should not be collected as parents need financial sustainability during this quarantine period. And most of the parents have no income due to work interruptions.
“There are two million enrolled in private schools, with almost three months of no work no income, 90 percent of parents and working students can’t pay to finish second semester,” Salceda said.
Salceda also said that it is better to let all college students pass at the end of the semester.