League of Provinces impulses DepEd to reschedule classes until November
Department of Education should consider rescheduling the opening of classes to November that is according to League of Provinces of the Philippines President and Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr.
“We’re not sure if the use of the TV or the radio will really work so we requested Secretary Briones to have a dry run first,” Velasco said during the Senate hearing on Friday.
“We are proposing that the opening of the schools be scheduled sometime in October or November, probably by that time we’ll have a clearer picture of the situation with respect to the COVID-19,” he added.
Velasco said if classes will be moved in November, students may undergo remedial classes.
“We believe that there can be remedial classes on Saturdays and a portion of the vacation period next year can be utilized to cover the days that can be missed in this particular year,” he said.
Quirino Governor Dakila Carlo Cua asked DepEd to be more flexible on its calendar, especially on areas that were hardest hit by COVID-19.
“Although we see the value that DepEd is pushing for August 24, maybe it should not be so strict. Maybe Deped needs more flexibility,” Cua said.
“Tulad po ng Cebu [City] nag-ECQ ulit sila. So kapag nag-ECQ pa ba sila at humaba pa ‘yung ECQ nila ipipilit ba natin ‘yung August 24 sa kanila? So sana po bigyan ng flexbility ang DepEd para po maka-adjust sila to different situations according to the context under the different LGUs,” he added.