City dad seeks assessment of classes
Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has requested the Local School Board (LSB) officials to discuss the issues and concerns that might have cropped up during the opening of classes last October 5.

This is to take appropriate actions or interventions to ensure that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the learners are ensured of quality education.

The parents’ and teachers’ voices shall likewise be heard as they are fulfilling an even more crucial role in the education of the children and the latter are doing their best to deliver quality instruction amid these unprecedented times.

The council also requested the regional and city education officials to make “Back to School Hotlines” available as a platform for all concerned to make known pertinent matters, issues, and concerns.

“It is of utmost importance to create a platform to discuss and thresh out issues and concerns related to opening of classes and a continuing discussion and assessment of education-related matters so as to prompt appropriate actions and interventions,” said Councilor Alvin Dizon, who sponsored a resolution regarding the matter.

Dizon said the revamped education system amid the pandemic poses issues and challenges that have to be discussed by all stakeholders so that they could be addressed upon by education authorities.

The opening of classes had already been delayed twice to give schools, teachers, students and parents time to prepare for the demands of distance learning.

The classes in public schools have resumed last October 5 through distance and blended learning.

Last September, the City Council requested the LSB to make a program to help address possible physical and mental health-related problems that may impact both learners and teachers as a result of the dramatic shift from traditional learning to online learning. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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