DepEd, private schools against academic freeze

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) opposes the academic freeze for the current school year amid COVID-19 pandemic.

In an interview with Education Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and Project Management Service Tonisito Umali, more than 24 million students have already enrolled this school year, which is scheduled to start on October 5.

“‘Yan ang maaaring tingnan na maraming mga anak na… wala pong gagawin sa gitna ng kanilang pagpapahayag (ng academic freeze),” Umali said.

He said that the agency is currently working on adjustments as the country transitions to blended learning amid pandemic.

“Posibleng naninibago pa ang karamihan… kung kaagad na academic freeze ang gagawin natin eh baka mabigat naman po ito masyado,” Umali said.


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