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DepEd adds 117 more schools in face-to-face classes pilot run

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A total of 117 schools will participate in the pilot implementation of the face-to-face (F-to-F) classes on December 6, the Department of Education (DepEd) said.

In the National Capital Region, 28 public schools—two in each the cities of Manila, Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasig, Taguig Valenzuela, Las Piñas, and Quezon City are expected to take part.

The cities of San Juan, Pasay, Malabon, and Makati will have one school each.

The 117 schools are on top of the 118 schools, which joined the pilot run in November.

Meanwhile, DepEd said that no cases of Covid-19 for participating learners and school personnel were recorded during the first week of the pilot implementation of F-to-F classes.

“We would like to commend the tremendous efforts that our valued stakeholders have provided for the successful and safe pilot run of limited face-to-face classes. The involvement of everybody is crucial to the expansion of the implementation,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.

At the EduAksyon news conference, Assistant Secretary for National Academy of Sports and Field Operations, Malcolm Garma highlighted that one of the important aspects of risk assessment is the strict adherence and enforcement of guidelines in ensuring the safety of learners and other personnel in the participating pilot schools’ operations.

Based on the partial result of the weekly school reporting on the limited F-to-F classes as of November 24, there were 4,537 learners in Kinder to Grade 3 and Grade 11 to 12 who attended the first week of the pilot run.

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