DepEd encourages wearing of school uniform but not required

An official of the Department of Education (DepEd) encouraged students to wear their school uniforms or appropriate clothing when attending online classes.

DepEd Region 7 director Dr. Salustiano Jimenez said that it is to prevent incidents of bullying.

“To prevent from bullying na mangyayari, ini-encourage na dahil nasa platform ka na online, puwede lang magbihis ng angkop sa klase,” he said.

While Dr. Jimenez encourages students to wear appropriate clothing, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones clarified that wearing school uniforms for online classes is not required.

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“Even before the pandemic, it is not a strict requirement for public schools to wear uniform (DepEd Order No. 065, s. 2010) to avoid incurring additional cost to the families of our learners,” she said.

“With face-to-face classes prohibited, learners are welcome to wear their most comfortable and appropriate clothes while learning at the safe confines of their homes.” 

Jimenez stressed that online classes should still have a classroom setting, that’s why students and teachers alike should thus wear appropriate clothing.

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