The Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) creates a lot of impacts that affect the whole world, and the Educational System is not exempted from this threat. The Department of Education (DepEd) is currently taking considerations and plans to continue precautionary measures on the opening of classes.
The safety of learners, teachers, and other school personnel is the primary concern of the Education Department. Therefore, there will be several adjustments for the upcoming school year.
- Shorter school hours
- Class schedules
- Smaller class size
- Utilization of ICT in education
- Simplified competencies
“Kahit bumaba ang cases ng COVID kailangan pa rin nating ituloy ang precautionary measures. Definitely na mangyayari na iiksi ang school hours. Una, hindi na araw-araw ang klase at ang class size ay maliit na. Pangalawa, gagamit ng TV, radyo, at internet. Pangatlo, pipiliin natin ang mga competencies. Ito po yung tinatawag nating ‘New Normal’.” Usec. Annalyn Sevilla said in an interview.
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“When we say opening of the school, it does not mean that we will be asking the teachers and the students to physically report to school,” Usec. Sevilla added, “We are preparing modules para minimum lang ang face-to-face interaction… so school opening could happen without them going out of their houses.”
Read: Official Facebook Post
While the DepEd carries most of the burden for this challenge, the role of parents is crucial.
DepEd also urged parents to personally guide their children and act as their “teachers” so they will be motivated to study.
The future remains unknown, but by working together to support and empower the education ecosystems in our country, we can help establish the structures that our learners will need to receive the quality education they deserve and bring stability in a time of uncertainty.
DepEd to continue precautionary measures on the opening of classes – May 2, 2020 Update
Read more: DepEd News
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