Classes in all levels in Marikina City were suspended for a month due to the damage brought by Typhoon Ulysses in the city, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said.
Teodoro confirmed the suspension applies to both public and private schools.
He said, “How can students attend classes even if they have learning modules and gadgets, but their houses are submerged in mud?”
The one-month suspension started on November 16. Teodoro said he was amenable to extending the suspension “if necessary.”
The allotted period should give school officials enough time to reproduce and redistribute learning modules, as massive flooding destroyed what students previously had.
The mayor said, “We need to establish a proper environment. That’s something that we really need to do now.”
The Department of Education said it will support the decision of local government units that enforce lengthy class suspensions due to the effects of the recent typhoons.