With the nearing rollout of some vaccines under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), some experts are thinking over the possibility of face-to-face classes in the Philippines. Here’s the latest development on this issue.
New Bid for Face-to-Face Classes, Rejected
With the emergence of more contagious COVID-19 variants, the president had suspended the planned pilot-testing of face-to-face classes in the country.
But on February 19, authorities hinted at yet another possibility: in-person classes with limited hours. This is after DepEd’s renewed call to open the classes, stating that many learners want to go back to school to learn with their friends.
Authorities explained1 that should face-to-face classes in low-risk areas push through, the hours might be limited. The students will still take advantage of blended learning with modules and online classes, but they might have to physically go to school 1 hour or 3 hours weekly.