DepEd hopes more public schools qualify for dry run of face-to-face classes
The Department of Education is coordinating with the Department of Health as they continue to evaluate public schools permitted to resume face-to-face classes next month.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the DepEd is meeting with the DOH to add more qualified public schools..
“Every Monday, that means yesterday, we met with the Department of Health and they reassessed their endorsement of the 59 public schools. In the meantime, several local governments have decided that they will still observe what is happening,” Briones said.
The dry run of face-to-face classes will begin on Nov. 15 in schools identified by the DOH as low risk for COVID-19.
As of Oct. 4, only 59 schools, mostly in Visayas and Mindanao, have been allowed to take part.
Briones said the target is to increase the number of schools to 120 before the start of the pilot run.