DEPED PREPS DRY RUN OF FACE TO FACE CLASSES
The Department of Education is reducing class sizes and implementing staggered schedules to ensure that schools observe minimum health standards during the dry run of face-to-face classes next month.
“Mayroong tayong ini-impose na limitation with respect to the number of students in one class dahil that is required to ensure that we can have the proper physical distancing within the classroom. Hindi iyan magagawa kung nasa full class size tayo,” Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said.
On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the DepEd’s recommendation to conduct a dry run of face-to-face or in-person classes in areas considered low-risk of COVID-19 transmission for the whole month of January next year.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said participation in the dry run is voluntary and would require permission on the part of the learner’s parents.
Malaluan said actual classes would be conducted during the dry run but these face-to-face sessions would only supplement students’ learning via modules, online classes, television and radio.