The Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) is proposing that students be allowed to visit their school and interact with one another once quarantine measures are relaxed.
DepEd-NCR Director Malcolm Garma clarified that only a select few learners would be allowed to do so when the time comes. The students will be allowed to play with one another and do different activities for about two hours.
Garma added that he does not want children to develop social or psychological trauma as they are largely limited from going outdoors, amid the global health crisis. He further noted that such a proposal would only push through once NCR is given the lowest level of community quarantine. There is a projection by officials that by November, these lockdown measures may be eased further if cases of COVID-19 continue to go down.
Classes are set to formally open on October 5, under a distance and blended learning approach. Under blended learning, the combined use of television, radio, the Internet, and printed modules are used for the delivery of education.
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