DepEd reiterates resumption of classes on Monday
By Vernadette Joven (philstar.com) Updated October 03, 2009 12:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterated today during the national disaster meeting today led by President Arroyo that classes will resume on Monday (Oct. 5) as evacuees staying in various public schools will be transferred to gymnasiums and bigger venues.

“Those that can be consolidated into other buildings will be done so that classes can be started. Also, we will utilize all covered courts and any available space for classroom instruction in the meantime,” said Education Secretary Jesli Lapus.

“In general classes will resume on Monday but there will be several exceptions, those being used as evacuation centers and are still inaccessible. Of course local government could still continue suspension if they feel localized suspension is necessary,” he clarified.

The education secretary also reported that the department will be implementing emergency measures to address the reduction in the number of classrooms. “We need to observe two shifts, conduct Saturday classes, do away with the semester break that is scheduled for the last week of this month and adapt modular instructions for home studies,” Lapus noted.

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