DepEd: Asynchronous classes on April 15-16 in all public schools

By Stephanie Sevillano

April 12, 2024, 6:32 pm

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) announced Friday the suspension of face-to-face classes in all public schools from April 15 to 16.

"In order to allow learners to complete pending assignments, projects, and other requirements as the end of the school year is fast approaching, all public schools nationwide shall implement asynchronous classes/distance learning," the DepEd said in a statement.

The Regional Athletic Association Meets and other division or school-level programs, however, shall still be conducted despite the in-person class suspensions, it added.

The agency also said teaching and non-teaching personnel are not required to report to their workstations on these dates.

Private schools, meanwhile, are not covered by the advisory but are allowed to implement asynchronous classes.

The DepEd adopted a similar policy in all public schools on April 8 to allow teachers and learners to complete their pending tasks, as April 9 and 10 were declared regular holidays for Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) and Eid'l Fitr, respectively.

To date, 7,080 out of 46,678 public schools have implemented alternative delivery modes (ADM) due to the scorching heat in various areas nationwide.

The majority of the schools that suspended in-person learning were reported in Central Luzon, with 1,903 schools implementing ADM.

Meanwhile, around 311 schools in Metro Manila suspended face-to-face classes including schools in Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasig, San Juan, and Valenzuela City. (PNA)