Gatchalian pushes reopening of all schools for face-to-face classes
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian pushed for the reopening of schools for face-to-face classes. This is to speed up the recovery of the education sector from pandemic.
“Napapanahon nang buksan natin ang ating mga paaralan para sa face-to-face classes, lalo na’t nananatiling mababa ang bilang ng mga kaso ng Covid19 sa ating bansa. Kung nakakapagbukas at nakakabangon na ang ibang mga sektor, hindi na dapat mapag-iwanan pa ang sektor ng edukasyon, lalo na’t nais nating tiyakin ang magandang kinabukasan ng ating mga kabataan at muling pagsigla ng ating ekonomiya,” the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, said.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases supported the idea of opening of all public and private schools for face-to-face classes.
IATF said Covid19 vaccination is not going to be a need for the conduct of full face-to-face classes.
IATF also called on public schools to allow the Department of Health to conduct Covid19 vaccination programs in their place in coordination with local government units.
The National Economic and Development Authority(NEDA) estimates that the lack of face-to-face classes will cost the country economy P22 trillion in productivity losses.