WEARING UNIFORM IN ONLINE CLASSES, NOT REQUIRED -DEPED
The Department of Education said public school students are not required to wear uniforms in attending online classes while face-to-face classes remain banned due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
DepEd Undersecretary Anne Sevilla said, based on DepEd order in 2010, wearing a school uniform would not be required in public schools.
“Students with existing uniforms may continue using these uniforms, if they so desire, to avoid incurring additional costs for new attire,” it added.
The clarification came following reports that DepEd was urging students to wear uniforms or proper clothing during online classes to avoid bullying.