Parents, students, support on proposed class suspension until December this year

PARENTS and students alike only voiced out one opinion over the planned class suspension until December this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


They said that if this meant safety and prevention from COVID-19, they are in support of the said class suspension.


The said measure was recommended by an expert from the University of the Philippines to President Rodrigo Duterte in fear that the coronavirus diseases will continue to incapacitate normalcy.


Dr. Mahar Lagmay, U.P. professor, disclosed that 56% of ages zero to nineteen have the highest social interaction that may lead to the spread of the disease.


“Noong tiningnan din po iyong mga number ng mga schools ‘no—iyong interaction pala rather ng mga different age groups, iyong zero to 19 years old, … nakita po doon sa models na iyong interaction ay pinakamalaki kapag iyong mga bata ang nag-i-interact,” said Lagmay.


Dr. Mahar Lagmay, U.P. professor
Dr. Mahar Lagmay, University of the Philippines professor


Lagmay is one of those who joined the consultation meeting led by President Duterte where they tackled issues on what the government should do after the lockdown on April 30.


Meantime, students shared different opinions regarding the suggestion of online education from the Department of Education.


According to some, they are not going to learn through the suggested procedure stating the possibility that majority of the students might not take it seriously since there’s no apparent supervision from teachers.


Several students and parents also favored online schooling while on quarantine.


Lagmay meanwhile noted that if the class suspension will be pushed through till December, possible transmission of COVID-19 in the country may curb.




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