Twenty schools in the different provinces in the Cordillera were allowed to participate in the pilot testing of limited face to face classes in the entire country.
Department of Education Cordillera (DepEd) Cordillera Regional Director Estela Cariño said, the said limited face to face classes will start on November 29, 2021. She said the following schools allowed to conduct such met the requirements of having face to face classes.
Cariño revealed that they submitted many names of schools for the pilot testing but only 20 were approved. She explained that the following schools passed because they complied to the requirements and the status of their respective areas allow face to face classes.
Said requirements are the complete vaccination of both the teaching and non-teaching personnel of the school, parents’s consent to let their children attend face to face classes, support from their respective local government unit (LGU) and the physical arrangement of the school. And most important in the requirements is the area or the town where the school is considered to be low risk of Corona Virus Disease (Covid) 19.
Among the approved schools are Dalit National High School of Pilar and Mabungtot Elementary School of Langiden in Abra; Japa Elementary School and Naguey Elementary School both of Atok in Benguet; Asipulo National High School of Asipulo and Haliap Elementary School also of Asipulo in Ifugao; Liyang Elementary School of Tanudan, Bonong Elementary School of Balbalan, San Pablo Integrated School, Toppan Integrated School and Guilayon Elementary School all of Tabuk City in Kalinga; Maket-an Elementary School, Dacudac Elementary School, Cagubatan Elementary School and Lubon Elementary School all of Tadian, Monamon Proper Elementary School of Bauko, Gonogon Elementary School and Dalican Elementary School of Bontoc in Mountain Province.
As of now, there are no schools in Baguio City and Apayao Province included in the pilot testing of limited face to face classes because they are still considered high risk areas. Cariño hopes that there will be more schools in the region to conduct such.