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DepEd Suspends Face-to-Face Classes on April 15-16 in Public Schools Nationwide

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Manila, April 12, 2024 — In response to the need for students to catch up on pending assignments and projects, the Department of Education (DepEd) has declared a suspension of face-to-face classes in all public schools nationwide on April 15 and 16.

The decision comes as the end of the school year draws near and aims to provide students with an opportunity to complete outstanding tasks through asynchronous classes or distance learning modalities.

“While the end of the school year is fast approaching, we recognize the importance of allowing students to complete their pending assignments and projects,” stated the DepEd in a recent announcement.

Despite the suspension of face-to-face classes, the Regional Athletic Association Meets and other division or school-level programs will proceed as scheduled.

Additionally, DepEd has clarified that teaching and non-teaching personnel are not required to report to their workstations during the specified dates.

Private schools are not directly covered by the advisory but are encouraged to consider implementing asynchronous classes during the suspension period.

This decision follows a similar move made by DepEd on April 8, wherein students and educators were given time to focus on their tasks, coinciding with the regular holidays for Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) and Eid’l Fitr on April 9 and 10, respectively.

DepEd’s data reveals that out of 46,678 public schools, 7,080 have transitioned to alternative delivery modes (ADM) due to the prevailing intense heat across various regions. Among these, Central Luzon reported the highest number of schools, with 1,903 implementing ADM. Moreover, approximately 311 schools in Metro Manila, including those in Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasig, San Juan, and Valenzuela City, have suspended face-to-face classes in response to the challenging weather conditions.


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