Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday said teachers preferred more to work in school facilities than from their own homes amid the COVID-19 threat.
Briones said teachers want a conducive environment to work. Due to this, she said they are also preparing their facilities on campuses for the coming school year.
“Inaayos din natin ‘yung ating infrastructure dahil… maraming nagfe-feedback sa amin na mas gusto ng mga teachers na papasok sila,” Briones said.
“’Yung pagtatrabaho, ‘yung opisina, e para sa kanila, maganda ‘yung environment na nandoon mismo sila sa eskuwelahan,” she added.
However, Briones noted that the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force will decide what areas will be allowed for schools to let their teachers report in the campuses.
“Ang bottomline kasi natin is ang safety,” Briones added.
Due to constraints tied to the COVID-19, DepEd decided to resume classes through distance learning, where students do not have to go to school to participate in classes to avoid possible transmission of the virus.
The DepEd removed around 60% of the curriculum to adjust for the remote learning approach this coming school year, which was scheduled to start on August 24.
Also, the department has been preparing for ways to deliver education to students through self-learning modules, broadcast media, and the internet. -NB, GMA News