Is Malacañang in favor of face-to-face classes by January 2021?
MALACAÑANG – The Palace broke its silence on the possibility of face-to-face classes by January 2021 and the target community quarantine measure.
One of the sectors greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines is the educational system. The opening of classes was delayed due to the pandemic.
Classes in the Department of Education (DepEd) usually start in June. However, due to the pandemic, it was initially moved to August 24 and then moved again to October 5.
Also, the mode of learning is different. For the safety of the students, blended learning is implemented so students can just stay at their homes while education is ongoing.
Community quarantine measures are still up in the entire country now. The Metro Manila mayors have decided to place the whole Metro under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until December 2020.
Recently, Malacañang broke its silence on the possible community quarantine measure by January 2021 and as well as the possibility of face-to-face classes in schools.
Based on a report on Inquirer, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the entire country will be placed under the most lenient quarantine measure next year or the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
With regards to the classes, based on the report, Malacañang said that the Department of Education (DepEd) continues to prepare for the face-to-face classes but President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will still have the final say. Roque stressed that it will depend on the “actual condition” in the different parts of the country next year.
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