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

make up classes for asean

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…

Duterte: Computers In, Textbooks Out

computers in Textbooks out

President Duterte is planning on ordering the Department of Education (DepEd) to replace textbooks with electronic gadgets like tablets as he pushes for modernization and the children’s involvement in digital communications. This plan was revealed as Duterte said he wants every government transactions, especially applications, to be done online, upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City from Da Nang, Vietnam. “Sinabi ko na, online na lang (I said everything should be done online now). Passport, online. Clearances, online. Gamitin na ninyo (You should use…

Teachers Response | Why Public School Teachers Tend to Overborrow

the teachers have spoken

Manila Bulletin recently posted an article on “Why Public School Teachers Tend to Overborrow” and some teachers responded with sentiments and own experiences why this culture of borrowing even started on the first place. Here is the article posted by Manila Bulletin written by Merlina Hernando-Malipot which was published last October 31, 2017. In an attempt to find out why public school teachers tend to overborrow money from various lending institutions, the Department of Education (DepEd) will look into their “spending patterns” as well as into other possible factors why their…