TACLOBAN CITY –Some schools here in the city will be doing a dry run on mode of learning that will be implemented for this school year which is to start on August 24.
Students here in the city will be using the modular method of learning though online classes will also be conducted.
“On August 24, diretso implementation kaagad pero there are schools that are doing their dry run para makita nila kun epektibo or ano pa ang dapat nating i-change or i-improve,” Mariza Magan, city schools superintendent, said.
The blended mode of teaching is being introduced by the Department of Education (DepEd) during this school year amid the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic and ensure the safety not only of the students but the teachers as well.
Magan added that they partnered with the local government unit and barangay officials in the retrieval of modules from students in their respective village.
At present, there are 61,157 students who enrolled in the different schools in the city, a drop compared to last school year’s enrollment of 72,293 students.
The fear of being infected with COVID-19 is the main reason why some parents did not enroll their children this school year.
“We don’t want this kind of situation, this is new to us. What we need to do is to respond kung ano yung pwede nating maibigay para maipagpatuloy yung learning ability ng ating mga learners, ginagawa yun ng DepEd,” Magan said.
“Hopefully, kahit ganitong pamamaraan ang ginagamit natin ay magiging successful pa rin kaya kailangan natin ng tulong ng parents. Hindi naman siguro natin kailangan na mapabayaan ang education ng ating mga kabataan. This is the good for everyone. We always need to think positively,” she added.