DepEd thanks gov’t for ‘strong support, trust’ in the expansion of face-to-face classes

1/19/2022 6:45:00 AM

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DepEd said that the pilot run was “successful” because there was no recorded confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case among the 15,683 learners who participated in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes.

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(PHOTO from DepEd)Issuing a statement, DepEd said that the high confidence from the President and stakeholders was due to the “successful pilot implementation of face-to-face classes.”DepEd conducted the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes in 287 public and private schools nationwide from Nov. 15 to Dec. 20, 2021.

Based on the evaluation conducted by the DepEd, the pilot implementation led to “satisfactory results and positive feedback” coming from learners, teachers, and parents.DepEd said that the pilot run was “successful” because there was no recorded confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case among the 15,683 learners who participated in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes. Aside from this, DepEd also observed a high level of attendance and performance among learner participants during the pilot run.

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in the expansion of the limited face-to-face classes in basic education amid the pandemic.By MA.To ensure that all schools nationwide will be smoke-free, the Department of Education (DepEd) calls on various government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and partners to support smoke-free schools and communities.The expansion phase of limited face-to-face classes eyed to start in the first week of February will only include vaccinated participants, the Department of Education (DepEd) said.

(PHOTO from DepEd) Issuing a statement, DepEd said that the high confidence from the President and stakeholders was due to the “successful pilot implementation of face-to-face classes.” DepEd conducted the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes in 287 public and private schools nationwide from Nov. In Duterte's Talk to the People on Monday night, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the expansion of face-to-face classes will commence not earlier than the first week of February. 15 to Dec. In a forum held in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Health Justice Philippines, DepEd also conducted a dialogue with LGUs on how they can sustain the implementation of smoke-free environment programs in the new normal. 20, 2021. President, na February ang pag-eexpand, pero maingat pa rin taking into consideration the advice of the Department of Health, local government units, as well as now the DOJ (Department of Justice)," she said. Based on the evaluation conducted by the DepEd, the pilot implementation led to “satisfactory results and positive feedback” coming from learners, teachers, and parents. 22 had been “highly successful” given the “high level of attendance” among students.

DepEd said that the pilot run was “successful” because there was no recorded confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case among the 15,683 learners who participated in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes. She said the DepEd recommends that only vaccinated teachers and non-teaching personnel be allowed to participate in the face-to-face classes.” To ensure that all schools will be smoke-free, Briones explained that DepEd also designated Tobacco Control Coordinators in region and division offices and briefed tobacco intervention providers among the Department’s health personnel and have supported them in implementing programs and delivering services for the learners. Aside from this, DepEd also observed a high level of attendance and performance among learner participants during the pilot run. “Our stakeholders felt safe against the virus throughout the implementation and were highly satisfied with the implementation of health and safety protocols and teaching and learning improvements brought by the face-to-face classes,” DepEd said. Briones assured that the framework of shared responsibility will continue and that the concurrence of local government units and parents' consent will remain a requirement. Moreover, DepEd said that the implementation also inculcated a “culture of shared responsibility” among the national government, parents and learners, the Local Government Units (LGUs), teachers, school officials and staff, and other stakeholders to ensure everyone’s safety and welfare.. Given this, DepEd also thanked the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) for “assisting us in developing a responsive operational guideline on face-to-face learning delivery. The country has so far 3,242,374 total COVID-19 infections including 2,898,507 recoveries and 52,929 deaths. During the expansion phase, the DepEd is recommending that only vaccinated teachers and non-teaching personnel be allowed to participate.

” DepEd also expressed gratitude to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for encouraging LGUs to support the pilot implementation. The agency also recognized the contribution of DepEd personnel, external partners, and parents of learners for their “cooperation to make this initial pilot of physical classes a successful one.” DepEd said that moving forward, it will continue its efforts in support of the vaccination drive of the national government — noting that immunization is still “a key element in boosting the confidence” of community members for the return of face-to-face classes. Equipped with valuable lessons from the pilot phase, DepEd also called on stakeholders to continue our Bayanihan as “we look to ensure that more learners and teachers can experience a safe return to in-person learning.” READ: .