DEPED: Opening of classes on August 24

Deped announced that school opening will be on August 24, 2020.

BREAKING NEWS: Department of Education (DepEd) announced that the opening of the next school year will be on August 24, 2020.

DepEd added that from June 1 to 30, teachers will have to render service whether physical or online.

“Pero hindi ibig sabihin lahat pisikal papasok kasi may lockdown tayo,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said. Ang ating nakasanayan na close physical contact with our learners and teachers, magbabago na iyon.”

In the areas under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), there is a great possibility that classes will be done online.

“Part of the lesson will be done at home so malaking papel ang gagampanan ng pamilya dito. Ang mga teachers ay maraming pag-aaralan dahil nag-iiba na ang mundo,” Briones added.

This is a developing story…

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones previously said that they are having nationwide consultations on school opening with all stakeholders, and “the leaning is towards August opening.”

“We have to operate within the requirements of law. Sang-ayon sa batas, we have to open classes first week of June up to the last day of August. Yun ang window namin. Mukhang ang trend na lumalabas ay really for August,” Briones said.

The Education Secretary added that they will still take into account the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the coronavirus pandemic.

“Whatever recommendations or decisions the IATF will submit to the President will have an effect also on our graduation ceremonies,” Briones added.

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