Bulacan public schools to implement asynchronous classes April 17-20

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The Provincial Capitol Plaza (Freddie Velez)


The Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) started the implementation of asynchronous or distance learning in all public schools in the province from April 17-20 due to dangerous heat warnings from the state weather bureau.

Governor Daniel R. Fernando said the implementation of distance learning modality in all private schools will be optional and will be at the discretion of the school management.

Fernando said he prioritizes the safety and health of the students as well as the teaching staff.

To prevent health problems caused by hot weather such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion that may lead to heat stroke, Fernando reminded Bulakenyos to drink water and follow preventive measures such as the wearing of light clothes and using umbrellas when going out of the house.

Concerned parents of students enrolled in private schools in Bulacan are appealing for the consideration of their request for elementary private schools to hold face-to-face classes only until noon.

"Extreme heat is not only bad for children but mostly for seniors and those with comorbidities who normally pick up the students from school," they said.