DepEd Region 7 pushes limited in-person classes in 50 schools

Published May 12, 2021, 4:46 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—The Department of Education-Central Visayas (DepEd Region 7) has recommended to the Central Office in Pasig City to allow the holding of limited face-to-face classes in Region 7.

DepEd 7 Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez said 50 schools in Central Visayas have been identified as pilot areas for limited face-to-face in the upcoming school year.

Jimenez however said it remains uncertain when will be the start of classes this year.

Schools that were allowed to hold in-person classes are in Toledo City, Bogo City, and Carcar City.

Some schools in Negros Oriental, Bohol, and Siquijor were also given the go signal to hold limited face-to-face classes.

In the first of schools that were allowed to hold limited face-to-face classes, Jimenez noted that no schools from the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Danao, and Naga made the cut after they failed to comply with the needed requirements such as room set-up and shared responsibilities from the local government units and parents’ association.