Vice President and Education chief Sara Duterte plans to implement full face-to-face classes by November, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said in a press briefing.
“First example of that, was Inday Sara’s announcement that we have a plan for full face-to-face classes by November, this year, September we will start a phased face-to-face schooling and with that, face-to-face will end up, in early November as already 100 percent attendance ng mga bata (of the children),” he said.
However, to combat the increasing threat of less harmful, yet more contagious Omicron variants, PBBM said they will be encouraging booster vaccination, especially among the youth.
Meanwhile, former Education Secretary Leonor Briones, assured earlier that vaccination against Covid-19 will not be made mandatory for learners nationwide.
She also made it clear that for schools to qualify for face-to-face classes, they must comply with measures by the DOH.
These include parental consent, DOH health assessment, and the go-signal from the local government unit.