BAUKO, Mountain Province – Regional education officials reiterated that school heads and teachers must give learners with failing grades remedial, make-up or enrichment classes to allow them to pass and move up to higher grades in the basic education sector.
Dr. Estela L. Carin֮o, regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Education, stated that school heads and teachers must consider the prevailing difficult situation in allowing learners with failing grades to undergo remedial or make up classes for them to be able to pass the subjects that they failed during the school year 2021-2022 so that they will be able to move up to higher grades in the coming school year 2022-2023.
She explained that learners were in peculiar situations during the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic when the government implemented the blended learning for them to be able to advance to higher grades that is why there is a need for school heads and teachers to be considerate on the situations that were confronted by the learners who failed in some of their subjects.
The education official claimed that there were instances when the learners were guided by their parents and guardians in answering the numerous modules while there were also instances where the learners were alone in answering the modules that were given to them.
Based on the advisory from the education department, school year 2021-2022 officially ended last June 24, 2022 while school year 2022-2023 will officially start on August 22, 2022 and will end on June 7, 2023 where there will be a total of 203 days for the upcoming school year.
Further, she disclosed that school heads and teachers are given until August 12, 2022 to allow their learners with failing grades to complete their remedial or make up classes for them to be able to pass the subjects that they failed for them to be accepted to the next grade in the upcoming school year.
While it is true that the conduct of remedial or make up classes is an added work on the part of the school heads and teachers, Carin֮o stipulated that there is a need for them to help the learners with failing grades primarily because most of them were in peculiar situations during the pandemic that is why there were some supervening factors that have existed that made it difficult for the affected learners to adjust to the situation.
She expressed hope that the learners with failing grades in some of their subjects will be able to pass the same through the conduct of the remedial or make up classes so that they will be able to move up to the next grade level and pursue their studies as the situation in the upcoming school year might be better with the implementation of face to face classes as mandated by the education department through Vice President and Education Secretary Inday/Sarah Duterte Carpio.
Moreover, she assured that the education department is ready for the implementation of face to face classes by the start of the upcoming school year and that preparations for the same will be underway in time for the opening of classes on August 22, 2022.