8 public schools in Cebu to start face-to-face classes

Published October 19, 2021, 4:22 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY — Only eight public schools in Central Visayas were allowed to hold limited face-to-face classes.

Department of Education (DepEd) Assistant Secretary Malcolm Garma on Tuesday, October 19, said the limited in-person classes will begin on November 15.

The eight public schools that will resume in-person classes are from Cebu province. These are Basak Elementary School (Samboan), Mahanlud Elementary School (Malabuyoc), Cabagdalan Elementary School (Balamban), Luyongbaybay Elementary School (Bantayan), Cañang-Marcelo Luna National High School (Oslob), Busay National High School (Moalboal), Pilar National High School (Pilar), and Siocon Elementary School (Bogo City).

Initially, 12 public schools in Central Visayas were given the go signal to proceed with the pilot implementation of the limited in-person classes.

The total number of public schools that were initially approved to hold limited face-to-face classes was also reduced.

“Doon po sa 59 sa naunang listahan, 30 po rito ang magsisimula nang pilot face-to-face sa November 15. Ito pung 30 skwelahan na po, ito po yung pumasa doon sa ating ginawang na pagvalidate o pagsusuri batay po dun sa ating School Safety Assessment Tool (Out of the 59 in the initial list, 30 will start with the pilot face-to-face on November 15. These 30 schools were ones that passed in our validation based on our School Safety Assessment Tool),” said Garma.

A total of 638 schools nationwide applied to join the pilot implementation for the return of face-to-face classes, Garma said.

DepEd also reported that as of October 13, a total of 65 out of 96 personnel in Central Visayas, both teaching and non-teaching, who were assigned in the selected schools have already been vaccinated.