7 months DepEd says it’s ready to welcome 28 million students back to school starting June 3 MB
By Merlina Hernando-Malipot Amid challenges brought about by increasing enrollment, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday expressed readiness for the opening of classes for school year (SY) 2019-2020. Education Secretary Leonor Briones (SCREENSHOT / RTVM / MANILA BULLETIN) The DepEd gave this assessment despite noting that there were still some “requirements” in terms of basic education resources that the agency continue to address. For instance, DepEd noted that the construction of some 66,000 classrooms – accumulated from the years 2014 to 2018 –was still ongoing. In terms of providing learning and teaching materials, the agency said that the cash ... more