- Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco had asked the DepEd to cut the school year early and give the students a passing grade
- He said with only weeks before the school year ends, it’s best to prioritize the safety of the learners
- The mayor made the suggestion in the light of the novel coronavirus scare in the country
Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco had asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to end the school year early and allow all students to get a passing mark.
Mayor Tiangco said that with only weeks before the school year ends, it’s best to prioritize the safety of the learners amid the novel coronavi
rus scare in the country.
Mayor Tiangco shared with GMA, “Ako ay nakiusap sa DepEd na kung puwede ipasa na lang lahat ng mga bata for this school year… para wala nang pasok for the rest of the year.”
He said the safety of the learners is more important than the two-three weeks school days left. Tiangco added, “Mas importante naman ho siguro ‘yung bu
hay ng mga bata kaysa ‘yung ituloy pa nila ‘yung two or three weeks ng pag-aaral.”
Tiangco suggested that the learners’ average grades for the past quarters may be used as their final grades.
“May general average naman ‘yung mga bata as of this time, so baka naman pwe-pwedeng kung ano ‘yung general average nila, ‘yun na lang ang maging grado nila,” he said.
Tiangco said with the current health concern of the country, it is best to keep our learners away from any risk of coronavi
“Ang gusto ho natin is ‘yung maging safe… doon tayo sa mas safe. ‘di ba po? Alam ninyo naiintindihan ko, importante [ang] aral, importante ‘yung grado, sa isang taon meron pang pagkakataon eh,” Tiangco said.
Abangan natin ang mga susunod na kaganapan.