first_imgStudents of the Sibalom Central Elementary School in Sibalom, Antique participate in an earthquake drill. An official of the provincial office of the Department of Education said on May 18 that enrolment for School Year 2020-2021 would start on June 1. CRIZTHEENA However, she did not elaborate the requirements that could be waived.According to Beriong, although the enrollment is scheduled until June 30, parents and students would still be allowed to submit necessary documents after classes open in August. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Antique will start the enrollment for School Year 2020-2021 by June 1 following the announcement of Education Secretary Leonor Briones.“We might waive some requirements for the enrolment because of the situation now where there are still cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),”Antique Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong said on May 18. “Many students do not have access to Internet at home,” Beriong said, adding that for those with Wi-Fi at home, the signal is unreliable.(With a report from PNA/PN)center_img But Beriong said DepEd puts the safety and health of the students before anything else, thus the August opening of schools would still depend on the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Department of Health. On the other hand, she noted that based on the feedback following a survey conducted by the district supervisors, the students of this province are still not ready for the online mode of learning. last_img

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