DepEd still no general instruction for full face-to-face classes
The Department of Education is still collecting data on which schools can or cannot conduct full in-person classes.
DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said the agency was still in the process of making a report to be submitted to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
“Once given to the president, it will be up for his consideration on what will be done,” he added.
Under DepEd Department Order No. 34, series of 22, all public and private schools that offer basic education programs will have to implement five days of in-person classes starting Nov. 2.
Poa said the DepED has yet to give public and private schools general instructions regarding preparations for Nov. 2, especially if the blended learning modality will still be allowed.
“We have to wait for the decision of the president before we can give guidelines once November comes,” he noted.
DepEd gave all schools from the start of classes on Aug. 22 to Oct. 31 to transition to full physical classes.
“After the said date, no school shall be allowed to implement purely distance learning or blended learning except for those that are implementing alternative modes,” the order read.