BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Bacolod City is opposed to the proposal of the Department of Education of to resume face-to-face classes in selected low risk areas in the country.
ACT-Bacolod President Joselito Makilan said the government should put off conducting face to face classes until the vaccine is available to ensure that students are safe from contracting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
He added the teachers fear that schools will be the breeding grounds for COVID19.
On Monday 14 December, President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a trial run of face-to-face classes in areas classified as “low risk” for Covid-19.
In 2021, attendance of students to face-to-face classes will only be voluntary on the part of the learner or parents.
Parents are required to issue a permit for a student to attend the physical classes.