Schools Ready For Limited F2F Classes
The Department of Education said that schools to take part in limited face-to-face classes are ready.
“All set na for November 15. Nabuo na natin ‘yong 100 public schools at binubuo na ngayon ang 20 private schools. Nakuha natin ang consent ng local governments. Ni-require din natin na ang mga parents ay dapat magbigay ng kanilang written consent,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said during the Laging Handa public briefing on Thursday.
Based on the latest update by the DepEd’s Field Operations strand, there will be 10 participating schools from Ilocos Region, 10 from Central Luzon, five from CALABARZON, and nine from Bicol Region.
Moreover, three public schools from Western Visayas will take part in the dry run, eight from Central Visayas, and 10 schools from Eastern Visayas.
In Zamboanga Peninsula, there will be eight public schools, 10 from Northern Mindanao, eight from Davao Region, five from SOCCSKSARGEN, and 14 from CARAGA.
Briones said that Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan is personally overseeing preparations on the ground.
She assured the public that DepEd, with the help of local government units, national government agencies, and local stakeholders will be strict on enforcing health and safety measures set for the dry run.
“Ini-inspect namin ang mga napipiling eskwelahan na kailangang handa ang facilities, masisiguro ang social distancing, mayroong tubig at gamot, at malapit sa health stations,” Briones said.
Briones added that there’s a high vaccination rate in schools nationwide, including in participating schools.