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30 private schools nominated for limited face-to-face classes

Bonz Magsambol
30 private schools nominated for limited face-to-face classes

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From the 30 nominated schools, the Department of Education will select 20 that will continue in the pilot run

The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Tuesday, November 9, that a total of 30 private schools in the country have been nominated to join the pilot run of limited face-to-face classes.

From the 30 nominated schools, the DepEd will select 20 that will join the pilot run.

At a a press briefing on Monday, Education Assistant Secretary Malcolm Garma said that virus epicenter Metro Manila have not yet submitted its nominated private schools since the capital region was only placed under Alert Level 2 on November 5. (READ: Will Metro Manila schools be allowed to hold limited face-to-face classes?)

“As permitted, we will be releasing the decision on which [private] schools will participate in the pilot implementation that will start on November 22,” Garma said. Rappler will update this story once the DepEd identifies the schools.

Meanwhile, the DepEd has completed the list of 100 public schools that will start the pilot run on November 15.

Here’s the regional breakdown of the nominated schools:

Table from DepEd
Table from DepEd

In the same briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that they will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to allow DepEd and the Department of Health (DOH) to decide on the expansion of limited face-to-face classes as they hope to get more schools start in-person classroom teaching.

The President will approve the holding of face-to-face classes. In September, Duterte approved 120 schools to join the pilot run.

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– Rappler.com

Bonz Magsambol

Bonz Magsambol is a multimedia reporter for Rappler, covering health, education, and social welfare. He first joined Rappler as a social media producer in 2016.