Due to intense heat in EV

TACLOBAN CITY– A total of 31,054 students from various schools across the region are affected by the extreme heat experienced in the country.

This was reported by the regional office of the Department of Education (DepEd) adding that 220 schools in the region have temporarily stopped the face-to-face conduct of classes due to the intense heat.

Implementing the modified distance learning are 98 schools; one is implementing online distance learning while 11 schools are implementing blended learning or limited face-to-face classes.

The DepEd has given the school heads the authority and discretion to suspend the conduct of in-person classes and shift to alternative delivery modes (ADM) in cases of extreme heat and other calamities that may compromise the health and safety of learners, teachers, and non-teaching personnel.

Also, at the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) in Catarman, Northern Samar, all face-to-face classes were suspended beginning Friday (April 5) and are to end on April 12.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) based here in Tacloban city, wearing non-uniforms among students and its teaching and non-teaching staff was also suspended until further notice.