education in the Philippines

Rappler Talk: How limited face-to-face classes will be done in PH

Rappler Talk: How limited face-to-face classes will be done in PH
Rappler education reporter Bonz Magsambol talks to Education Assistant Secretary Malcolm Garma about the pilot run of limited face-to-face classes

After more than a year of battling the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippines will reopen 120 schools for limited face-to-face classes in a pilot run approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Until the pilot run starts on November 15, the Philippines will remain one of the last two countries that have yet to reopen schools since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March 2020, with the other country being Venezuela.

Millions of Filipino students had started another school year online on September 13, as campuses stayed shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes are being done via the distance learning system.

On Thursday, October 21, Rappler education reporter Bonz Magsambol talks to Education Assistant Secretary Malcolm Garma about the pilot run of limited face-to-face classes. How will it be done? How can the government ensure the safety of students? – Rappler.com