DepEd thanks stakeholders for supporting face-to-face pilot courses – Manila Newsletter

As it prepares for the expansion phase of the pilot phase, the Ministry of Education (DepEd) has recognized the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the “successful” implementation of face-to-face courses. limited in basic education.

Makati City’s Comembo Elementary School is running simulation exercises in preparation for limited face-to-face lessons (MANNY LLANES / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We would like to commend the tremendous efforts that our valuable stakeholders have put into the success and safety of the pilot execution of limited face-to-face courses,” said Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

“The involvement of everyone is crucial for the expansion of the implementation,” she added.

After nearly two years without face-to-face lessons due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, some Philippine schools have reopened to a limited number of students.

DepEd, along with the Department of Health (DOH), have chosen a total of 120 schools (100 public and 20 private) that provide basic education for the two-month pilot period.

Face-to-face pilot courses began in public schools on November 15.


First day of “very successful” face-to-face pilot courses – DepEd

For private schools, they started pilot classes in person on November 22.

Zero cases the first week

DepEd reported that in public schools, no cases of COVID-19 were reported during the first week of the implementation of limited face-to-face classes.

Based on the Planning Department’s Nov. 24 report on the evaluation of the pilot execution, DepEd said 62 of 100 schools or more than 60 percent of schools have already submitted their evaluation report for the week. 1 covering November 15-19.

This, said DepEd, is “understandable as many of the 100 pilot schools are in remote areas with weak or no internet signal.”

National Academy of Sports and Field Operations Deputy Secretary Malcolm Garma at a recent virtual press conference stressed that one of the important aspects of risk assessment is “strict compliance and the application ”of guidelines for ensuring the safety of learners and other staff. in the operations of the participating pilot schools.

Garma noted that although there have been reports of students showing flu-like symptoms, their parents have ensured that these children do not attend scheduled face-to-face classes. “I think that’s one of the things we need to highlight in terms of parenting guidance and awareness of the symptoms,” Garma said.

Citing partial results from weekly school reports on face-to-face lessons limited to November 24, DepEd said there were 4,537 K-3 and K-11-12 learners who attended. the first week of the pilot race.

Meanwhile, Planning Department Director Roger Masapol also highlighted challenges for learners, as well as teachers’ experiences in implementing teaching and learning.



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