President Duterte doubts the readiness of the country if online classes is implemented as an alternative to actual classroom classes to prevent the spread of the corona virus disease (CoVid-19).
In the taped speech, Friday morning, Duterte will not permit face to face learning without the vaccine for CoVid-19. “We have to wait for the vaccine, mag hihintay talaga tayo. Walang vaccine, walang eskwela” Duterte said.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones is set to implement alternative learnings including the online classes. However the President said that the country may not be ready due to lack of available resources for the millions of learners.
“The technology is good but I don’t know if we’re ready for that. Meaning to say, if we have enough of those na gamitin para sa whole of the Philippines. We’re talking of students, meron ba siya (Briones)? If she has, if we can afford we’ll buy it and she can proceed in her novel idea on how the children would continue to their education,” Duterte said.
The Department of Education recently announced that classes will start on August 24, with schools adopting various learning delivery options such as, but not limited to face-to-face, blended learning, distance learning, homeschooling, and other modes of delivery depending on the local COVID Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards.