CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera has issued a statement refuting reports that face-to-face classes will begin in July. De Vera says his interview was ‘misunderstood’.
Statement on the news reports that CHED will conduct face-to-face classes in July24 June 2020It has come to my…
The coronavirus threat may be far from over, but that ain’t any excuse to not attend classes in person. At least, that’s what the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) believes, as the agency is set to roll-out guidelines on conducting limited face-to-face classes this July, per Philstar.
CHED chairperson Prospero de Vera apparently revealed that there are plans for a ‘test-run’ in areas placed under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), which is the lowest level for lockdowns. The proposal is due to be submitted to the country’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for infectious diseases.
Earlier in the month, the IATF approved the resumption of face-to-face classes in higher institutions, albeit in a limited capacity. The minimum health standards must also be observed.
In contrast, the Department of Education (DepEd) previously committed to President Duterte’s call to postpone physical classes until a COVID-19 vaccine is found.
As expected, the prospect of being lab rats didn’t exactly sit well with the majority, as students pointed out the possible risk and consequences. ‘CHED’ became a trending topic on Twitter, with many voicing their concerns.
this is literally a whole ass circus. ched, stop making us students your lab rats. the spread of the virus in the country is still not controlled yet you want us to have face to face classes? do you have no consideration on the consequences it may have?!https://t.co/SUbQmVh66g
— gwy (•̀ᴗ•́) | aus 📌 (@cosmomiyas) June 24, 2020
CHED really dipped and then came back telling us na they're planning to implement physical classes. On top of that, try lang daw?? Putangina?? Ano ba mga faculty, workers, & students sa kanila? gamit na dispensable for trial purposes well fuck pic.twitter.com/0dRiSZUyQU
— kj 🐣#JUNKTERRORBILL (@keydiyey) June 24, 2020
we literally quarantined ourselves for 100 days only to be casually told by ched nga we'll be the subject for test-run of physical classes like we're just their lab rats no. try lang my ass.
— fave 🌸 (@eyafkilam) June 24, 2020
Our country have more than 30k cases of covid yet the CHED wants to push for face-to-face classes for colleges¿ May plano ba kayong mas paramihin pa ang kaso ng covid sa bansa¿ Please understand the situation 🙏
— ℱ𝓇ℴ𝒾𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹𝒶 🥀 (@Froilandebz) June 24, 2020
PH: 31000+ cases
— brie⁷ 🐋 (@beytwt_) June 24, 2020
"Try lang" – CHED (2020)
Please be considerate. Students don't deserve to be the subject in your experiments.
— 즈하유 (@jaiasor) June 24, 2020
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