The Department of Education eyes the reopening of classes on August 24. The school year will start on August 24, 2020 and will end on April 30, 2021, according to Education Secretary Leonor Briones in a virtual press briefing.
The decision was made through extensive consultation with stakeholders and has been reported to the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease, an ad hoc body that guides the government’s efforts in battling the current pandemic.
Briones also clarified that not all teachers and students will physically report to schools once classes start. However, they will be implementing various approaches in teaching – through technology mediated learning.
Watch the full announcement here, via ABS CBN News: