TEACHERS’ GROUP SLAMS DEPED INSISTENCE TO RESUME CLASSES AMID ALLEGED UNPREPAREDNESS
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers last Wednesday urged DepEd to either revise its plans for the resumption of classes or postpone it all together, citing what it called the failed state of preparations thus far amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, these calls went unheeded as Education Secretary Leonor Briones.
In a press conference on Monday, Briones reaffirmed in no uncertain terms that classes would reopen in less than two weeks.
In July, President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law allowing schools to open later than August provided that a state of calamity or emergency has been declared either over parts of the country or its entirety.