DAGUPAN CITY, Aug 17 (PIA) -– The Department of Education (DepEd) urged schools here to conduct makeup classes, starting September to offset lost school days.
Schools have declared consecutive class suspensions from Tuesday to Friday last week due to heavy rains.
Dr. William Macob, education supervisor of the city schools division, presented alternatives to complete the prescribed number of days for this school year.
He said school heads may opt to hold classes on Saturdays, to use the one week semestral break, to cut the two weeks Christmas break or to add at least two extra school hours a day.
As per school calendar (DepEd Order No. 26), the required total of school days is 200, which include the 180 days to be used for non-negotiable teaching days and the 20 buffer days to be spent for local holidays and different school events and activities.
Macob was guest at the “Pantongtongan Tayo” radio program of the Philippine Information Agency over DZMQ Radyo ng Bayan on Tuesday. (ANL/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan)