BREAKING: Duterte OKs confined confront-to-experience lessons in very low-hazard MGCQ areas

Schooling Sec. Leonor Briones. RTVM screengrab

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the proposal of the education sector to carry out restricted face-to-facial area courses in locations under the most lenient modified common community quarantine (MGCQ) where by there is a minimal-risk of coronavirus transmission.

Through a meeting with Duterte and other users of the Cabinet on Monday evening, Training Secretary Leonor Briones formally proposed to the President the perform of constrained face-to-confront lessons in areas less than lower-chance MGCQ.

Briones stated the confined classroom lessons will not be for the full 5 times of the college 7 days, and will only be for a working day or two.

She also mentioned that restricted confront-to-deal with lessons will handle “inequality gaps,” including that if the region only depends on on line finding out amid the pandemic, it will have “equity problems” for individuals who never have obtain to digital gear.

Immediately after Briones’ presentation, Duterte claimed he is “okay” with the proposal.

“I’m with you on this,” Duterte reported, addressing Briones.

Questioned if this usually means the President has authorised the recommendation, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque instructed reporters in a textual content information: “Yes.”

The Department of Schooling had introduced that the future faculty yr will commence on August 24, with educational institutions adopting numerous discovering delivery options these as length or on the net finding out, and homeschooling.

Duterte just lately declared that no actual physical courses will be built in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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