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Lacson favors start of classes in June

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Wednesday, January 31, that he is in favor of the Department of Education (DepEd) decision to gradually revert the start of the school year to June following complaints about the difficulty of holding classes during the summer months of April and May.

During summer, which has the hottest months of the year in the Philippines, students are in the classrooms and they are having a hard time, he said.

Public school classrooms do not have airconditioning so it is difficult, Lacson pointed out.

Then the students break is during the rainy season so they can not enjoy, they have no time to unwind and relax, he said.

DepEd Ed Director IV Leila Areola, during a hearing of the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture, said they had already drafted an amendment to Department Order No. 22 Series of 2023 to allow schools nationwide to ease back into the old June to March academic calendar, possibly by School Year 2025 to 2026.*

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