Bongbong Marcos Says Blended Learning To Remain in Specific Areas in November

Pres. Bongbong Marcos Speaks on Educational Setup in PH

BONGBONG MARCOS – The President said that blended learning will remain in very specific areas in the Philippines in November.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of changes in several fields in the Philippines. In the educational field, schools had to adopt the blended learning approach in teaching for the safety of the students. Crowd prevention or gathering was one of the approaches to preventing the spread of the virus.

For more than two (2) years now, the students are under a blended learning approach wherein the delivery of instructions is through online classes or modules. Students were given the option of which of the two (2) modes will be easier for them.

Meanwhile, following the start of a new administration in the Philippines and the reduced number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd) decided to implement full face-to-face classes in November.

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In a memorandum, DepEd ordered the implementation of full face-to-face classes by November 2. Prior to it, schools may implement face-to-face classes thrice or four times a week mixed with blended learning.

Recently, Pres. Bongbong Marcos expressed that blended learning will remain in “very specific” areas in the Philippines in November. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the 64-year-old President stressed that DepEd must address the lack of classrooms, teachers, and other concerns in several places thus blended learning will remain.

Marcos Jr. said that they will identify the areas where blended learning must be retained and focus on providing for the needs of the schools. He ordered the preparation of the devices and the supplies needed by the students in studying.

Meanwhile, the President stressed that blended learning will only remain in very specific areas but face-to-face classes will be resumed in most schools as much as possible.

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