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13 Cebu schools resume in-person classes

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Three elementary, four junior high school and six senior high schools in Cebu City resumed face-to-face classes on Monday.

The schools were supposed to hold in-person classes in March, but the classrooms had to be repaired after incurring damage during Typhoon Odette.

Officials also cited the surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant in the first quarter of the year for the delay in the resumption of face-to-face classes.

Thirty-seven more schools in the city are expected to resume in-person classes on May 30 and the rest before the end of the schoolyear in July.

Department of Education (DepEd)-Cebu City Superintendent Rhea Mar Angtud said limited face-to-face classes would serve as ”diagnostics” for the imminent return of physical classes.

The limited in-person classes will be conducted for two weeks, with schools given a free hand to decide on whether or not to extend.

DepEd-Cebu City is also gearing for the return of in-person graduation or moving-up ceremonies after two years.

The DepEd said only schools under Alert Levels 1 and 2 will be allowed to conduct physical end-of-schoolyear rites.                                                   

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