CHED REJECTS CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE, LUZON-WIDE ACADEMIC BREAK
THE COMMISSION on Higher Education has rejected calls for nationwide or Luzon-wide academic break following the devastation wrought by several typhoons.
CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III said there is no need to declare a nationwide break.
“No to both, especially for the nationwide academic break because the impact of the typhoon and the disasters are different across parts of the country and number two, no also to the Luzon-wide (academic break) because the universities are already deciding on it,” he said.
He added that imposing a unilateral suspension is “not a good policy” since different schools and areas have different situations.
“We cannot make a unilateral decision that is not based on what is actually happening on the ground,” De Vera said.
School authorities and local governments have the power to suspend classes depending on their situation, he explained.
“School authorities are in the best situation to decide on this and some of them have decided already for example schools have suspended synchronous classes,” he said.