/ 2 July 2022

SOME netizens are worried about the resumption of face-to-face classes as the country braces for higher transportation cost and price increases.

Several individuals are concerned that prices increases might hamper the delivery of the traditional mode of learning.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board recently approved a P2 jeepney fare hike owing to rising oil prices.

Netizens said that while in-person learning is the best for students, some might no longer be able to afford physically going to school.

“The mental health of students is on a decline, and [face-to-face] classes could help have an interactive environment. But with the current economical status, it feels worse to continue the next school year either way,” one internet user said.

“Pwede sana mag f2f for [laboratory] activities, pero ‘yung halos ilang beses sa isang linggo, ang hirap, lalo na ang taas talaga ng mga bilhin at gas ngayon. Isabay mo pa na mag-a-adjust uli tayo since dalawang taon din since huling f2f classes,” another added.

The Department of Education is pushing for the full implementation of face-to-face classes, including in private schools.