Wearing uniforms in public schools “not required” for online classes, according to DepEd.
Students in public schools can attend online classes without requiring them to wear their uniforms, according to the Department of Education.
This, as DepEd on Tuesday said that face-to-face classes remained prohibited because of the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Citing Education Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instructions Diosdado San Antonio’s statement, DepEd Undersecretary Anne Sevilla told ABS-CBN News that wearing uniforms wasn’t a requirement for public school students to do distance learning.
DepEd Undersecretary Anne Sevilla issued a clarification after a certain report that the Department of Education was encouraging students to wear their respective uniforms or appropriate clothing during their online classes in order to avoid incidents of bullying.
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Meanwhile, classes were already set to open on August 24, with the DepEd offering different options for distance learning — including the use of digital and printed modules, television, radio, and online classes.
However, several teachers still lack gadgets to be utilized for distance learning and had called for the opening of classes to be delayed.
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones on Monday said that students from areas that has risk assessment from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease will follow the policy from the IATF.
[UPDATE] Here’s an official statement from the Department of Education about wearing uniforms in any distance learning approaches.