Panel of science, medical experts sought for plans to resume physical classes

The chairman of the Education Committee of the House of Representatives said the reopening of schools should not be left for politicians to decide but on a group of science and medical experts which he suggested the Department of Education to form.

Calls for a return of physical classes surfaced recently with the administration touting developments on vaccines purchase even when it has yet to sign supply deals with drugmakers.

In a webinar with teachers, education experts and students, Pasig Representative Roman Romulo acknowledged distance learning had been a struggle, but making the decision should come with insights from the right people.

He said, “‘Wag tayo pumasok kaagad diyan lalo na sa NCR at urban centers na nagde-desisyon lang ay pulitiko, non-scientist [at] non-medical. Kailangan talaga rito ay tama ang desisyon..para maprotektahan natin ang kabataan, teaching at non-teaching personnel at mga magulang.”

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