The Department of Education (DepED) is pushing for a 100% implementation of face-to-face classes for the upcoming academic school year.
During the Laging Handa virtual briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones stressed that the education department is encouraging private and public schools to return to face-to-face classes. According to her at least 34,238 public and private schools across the country have been nominated to hold limited in-person classes as of May 26.
In Bacolod City, at least 70 public elementary and high schools were approved to hold face-to-face classes but with limited number of students. A number of private schools were also granted to hold face-to-face moving up and graduation ceremonies.
But DepEd Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio clarified that the in-person classes will still adopt a blended set-up where there will be days that students will be inside the classroom and on some days they will be allowed to learn from home.