‘All systems go’ for school opening in Negros Occidental, DepEd says

The Department of Education – Division of Negros Occidental is all set for the opening of classes on Monday, August 22, even though there are some schools that lack classrooms.

We are all set for blended, distance learning   or face-to-face classes, DepEd Negros Occidental spokesperson Ian Arnold Arnaiz said on Friday, August 19.

The deadline for enrollment is on Monday but if there are students who enroll later they will still be accommodated, he said.

In schools where there are a lack of classrooms, ways have been devised to accommodate all students, he said.

Arnaiz said it will be a must for learners who attend face-to-face classes to wear face masks and observe physical distancing as a precaution against COVID-19.

The annual P5,000 cash allowance of teachers will be released not earlier than August 22, Arnaiz also said.

The teachers of the Negros Occidental Division are about 13,000, he added.

 The Division on Tuesday had enrolled 271,771 students or about 80.65 percent of its target, Arnaiz said.*

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