How are private schools preparing for the school opening in August? What are the challenges they face during the coronavirus pandemic?
As of July 23, a total of 1,254,153 students have so far signed up for the school opening on August 24. This is just 25% of last year’s 4.4 million enrollees.
Meanwhile, over 300,000 students from private schools had transferred to public schools during the pandemic.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones attributed this to the economic downturn caused by the closure or limited operations of most businesses and establishments.
For Briones, the decline in enrollment in private schools would be resolved when the country restarts its economy.
On Friday, July 24, Rappler’s Bonz Magsambol sits down with Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations Managing Director Joseph Noel Estrada to talk about the the challenges and issues private schools are facing in the upcoming school year.
Bookmark this page to watch the interview. – Rappler.com