Students still on distant learning method

FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES. The Department of Education has recommended
18 public schools in Eastern Visayas to join in piloting face-to-face classes for this school term. Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, schools across the country are practicing distant learn- ing system. Photo shows an elementary school in Navo- tas how a classroom will look like following the face-to-
face method. (DepEd)

TACLOBAN CITY- At least 18 public schools here in the region will be piloting the face-to-face classes for this school year.
The Department of Education (DepEd) in the region, however, declined to give the names of these schools saying this still needs approval from their central office.
“There is no final (decision) yet as these are just recommended schools reason why we cannot disclose these schools,” Jasmin Calzita, DepEd regional information officer, said.
However, of the 18 schools recommended by the DepEd in the region, nine in Samar province; six are in Leyte province; and three in Southern Leyte.
The schools where face-to-face classes are to be piloted are located in areas identified to be ‘low risk’ in terms of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Approval of the local government units where these schools are located is also needed for the face-to-face classes will be piloted.
While Eastern Visayas is largely considered to be a low risk areas, distant learning method is being enforce by the DepEd.
In Tacloban City, schools division superintendent Mariza Magan said that there will be no face-to-face teaching in all schools in the city.
Tacloban continues to experience high cases of COVID-19 with the Department of Health confirming presence of the highly transmissible Delta variant.