September 21, 2022

DepEd Spokesperson on School Openness and the Learning Crisis

Rappler’s Bonz Magsambol speaks with DepEd spokesman Michael Poa on August 16 at 2 p.m. about the opening of classes and the government’s plans to deal with the learning crisis

MANILA, Philippines — Two years after implementing distance learning due to the pandemic, schools in the Philippines will gradually resume in-person classes when the new school year begins on August 22.

By Nov. 2, all schools are expected to have moved to five-day in-person classes, although exemptions may be granted to “very specific areas,” as directed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and the Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Duterte.

How is the Philippine government preparing for the return of students to face-to-face? What are the Marcos administration’s plans to address the learning challenges brought on by the pandemic?

On Tuesday, August 16, Rappler education reporter Bonz Magsambol speaks with DepEd spokesman Michael Poa about preparations for school openings and the government’s plans to deal with the coronavirus crisis. ‘learning.

Tune in to this page or head over to Rappler’s social media accounts to watch the interview live on Tuesday, August 16 at 2 p.m. – Rappler.com