By Rjhay E. Laurea
MANILA — The possibility of having full face-to-face classes in schools by August gained ground as Vice President-elect and incoming Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio confirmed this goal in a press conference in Davao City.
“We are targeting that,” Duterte-Carpio said, which means 100% of students may be attending physical classes by School Year 2022-2023.
Duterte-Carpio, outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Briones and their teams are now closely coordinating with each other to ensure a smooth transition of the office.
The outgoing and incoming Education chiefs are scheduled to have a face-to-face meeting on Saturday, June 25.
Duterte-Carpio said earlier that once she assumes her post as Education chief, she will look into the possibility of a full resumption of face-to-face classes.
Last month, Briones called on all public and private schools to return to holding in-person classes for the upcoming School Year 2022-23.
Around 73 percent of public schools in the country had already resumed face-to-face classes last May 2022.
A 100-percent full implementation of face-to-face classes by next school year, which begins in August 2022, is expected. (ai/mtvn)