DepEd: Implementation of Makeup Classes by Schools Remain Optional

DepEd: Implementation of Makeup Classes by Schools Remain Optional

The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded that the implementation of makeup classes by schools remains optional granted that the required contact days for teaching and learning is not compromised. Education Secretary Leonor Briones noted that makeup classes is only implemented once the required number of school days have been compromised – especially when there are suspension of classes either caused by inclement weather and other disasters. “Public schools affected by the series of class suspensions are not required to hold makeup classes or add extra hours on school days if…

Teachers’ groups oppose weekend make-up classes

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Public and private school teachers from various groups are opposing the holding of make-up classes on weekends in lieu of “lost school days” due to suspension of classes in line with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, among other disturbances. “Teachers have nothing to do with these suspensions, these could actually be considered as distortion to our class program,” said Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) National Chairperson Benjo Basas. “Thus, teachers as well as students should not be compelled to report every Saturday,” he added. Students in…