CHED plans physical classes this July – and students are pissed

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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’.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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