Despite appeals from various sectors, Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday insisted the opening of classes on August 24 will push through eventhough some areas have reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
"Tuloy pa rin. Tuloy na tuloy talaga on August 24 ang opening of classes," Briones said in a Palace briefing.
"Sa mga areas like NCR and Region 4A na under close monitoring pa, hindi sila masyadong apektado dahil lahat ng classes natin ay online walang face-to-face until next year and until the President so declares," she added.
Briones underscored that over 23.2 million learners have enrolled nationwide, surpassing the target of 80% of last years' headcount.
"Sa pagre-recover ng economy, we look forward na lalong lalaki ang enrollment sa mga private schools as well," she said.
On Wednesday, some senators suggested postponing the opening of classes in MECQ areas.
The Teachers' Dignity Coalition (TDC) also appealed for the postponement citing the limited time to produce learning modules.—AOL, GMA News