DepEd will present its recommendation on the opening of the next school year to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases on the first week of May.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Duterte “adopted in full” the IATF’s recommendation that includes moving schools opening in areas under General Community Quarantine to September 2020.
Roque earlier said that President Rodrigo Duterte approved IATF’s recommendations, which include moving the next schools opening in some areas to September.
Karl Chua, acting NEDA general also clarified that Roque only presented recommendations for consideration after they conducted a health study, but the Department of Education will still present to the task force on the matter.
Briones earlier said the department is conducting nationwide consultations, including business partners and education experts, on when the next school year will start. Trends point to an opening on August 4.
But Briones said the IATF assessment will affect DepEd’s moves as the country continues to apply stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
On the 1st week of May, DepEd will present their recommendation on the opening of the next school year to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Memorandum of the final Opening of Classes will follow.