The School Year (SY) 2022–2023 began formally in public schools on August 22. The schools were permitted to have blended learning and distance learning other than the five days of in-person classes during the adjusment period from August to October.
Implementation of Full Face to Face Classes
The Department of Education (DepED) ordered all public schools that provide basic education in the country must begin to implement the five days of in-person classes, starting on November 2, 2022 with the exception of private institutions, which are still permitted to use blended or distant learning. However, due to the recent calamity brought by thunderstorms, affected public schools were exempted of this implentation temporarily, to give ample time for the students and schools to recover.
Reports of the Start of Full In-Person Classes in the Philippines
According to Poa, DepED is now keeping an eye on the full adoption of face-to-face classes, especially in public schools. For instance, Poa reported that 96 percent of schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) hold five days of in-person instruction. Still, DepED are waiting for further reports from the regional directors from respective regions regarding to the possible challenges that it may be encountered, so they can address it immediately.