April 17, 2024

On suspension of classes over COVID-19

Last March 12, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has issued an executive order declaring the suspension of classes from March 13 to 22. He subsequently issued another EO extending the class suspension to April 15 due to the enhanced community quarantine.
While all parents and students are rejoicing on the announcement, I can’t help wonder why some the teachers are still being required to report to work during the duration of the suspension.
Normally, during class suspension during typhoons, teachers are not required to report for their safety. Why this time they can’t do the same considering that this time, the reason behind the suspension is due to the Covid-19. Teachers are also vulnerable to diseases.
I hope that concerned officials will reconsider their decision requiring teachers to report. Social distancing is best implemented if they stay at home for safety. — NAME WITHHELD, Baguio City

(Editors’ note: All learning institutions, including review centers, are closed as of press time Friday)