Some of Abra’s students finally get to experience learning from their teachers live and of course meet their classmates.
This after two schools in Abra were opened for face to face classes and among the 20 that have been allowed in the region.
Pupils from the Mabungtot Elementary School in Langiden and senior high school students at the Dalit National High School in Pilar town are two of the schools in Abra that are now enjoying face to face classes.
The two schools were chosen as among the 20 Cordillera schools which were able to get the school safety assessment from the Departments of Education and Health where their respective school campuses are rated minimal risks.
Opening of classes in said schools were made possible by the support of the respective local government units and the parents who allowed their children to go to school.
Last week, the DepEd – Cordillera has allowed face to face classes in 20 Cordillera schools from five of the seven LGUs of the region, particularly, Mountain Province, Benguet, Kalinga, Abra and Ifugao but none in Baguio and Apayao.
The 20 schools were allowed to hold in-person classes following the lowering of the risk classifications in the Cordillera LGUs to alert level 2.
However, only learners in Kindergarten to Grade 3 for elementary and the Technology, Vocational and Livelihood strands for Senior High School (SHS) are joining the in-person classes.
Mountain Province has the most with nine, namely: Maket-an Elementary School (ES), Cagubatan ES, Masla ES, Dacudac ES, and Lubon National High School, all in Tadian; Gonogon ES, and Dalican ES, both in Bontoc; Monamon Proper ES in Bauko and Gayang ES in Sabangan.
The schools in Kalinga are: San Pablo Integrated School, Toppan Integrated School, and the Guilayon ES in Tabuk City, Liyang ES in Tanudan, and Bonnong ES in Southern Pinukpuk.
Ja’pa ES and Naguey ES, both in Atok, in Benguet; the Asipulo National High School and the Haliap ES in Asipulo in Ifugao; and the said schools in Abra.
The schools chosen for face-to-face classes are multi-grade schools with small population.