SENATOR SUPPORTS LIMITED F2F CLASSES
SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go on Sunday renewed his call for proper and careful implementation of pilot face-to-face classes, saying that students must not be put at risk especially those who have not been vaccinated.
Go also asked concerned authorities to ensure that proper health protocols are in place to protect the lives of students.
“Importante po ang edukasyon dahil ito ang tanging puhunan natin sa mundong ito. Kaya hinihikayat ko ang mga bata na patuloy na mag-aral kahit na may krisis tayong hinaharap sa paraang ligtas at hindi mailalagay sa peligro ang buhay nila at ng mga pamilya nila,” he said.
“Kahit na i-approve ang planong pilot face-to-face classes sa mga piling paaralan, hinihimok ko pa rin ang gobyerno na gawing limitado muna ito at siguraduhin na ligtas ang implementasyon nito,” Go said.
The senator said that younger students have not yet been vaccinated against Covid19 and this may put their health at risk.
“Sa mga bata, takot talaga ako. Unang-una hindi sila bakunado. Pangalawa, hindi natin kontrolado ‘yung galaw nila,” said Go.
“Pangatlo, back to zero na naman tayo (kung magkahawahan sa eskwela), tumataas ‘yung kaso, may Delta cases, mahirap po. So, dapat po balansehin muna ang lahat, unahin natin ang buhay at kalusugan ng bawat Pilipino,” he added.
The Department of Education earlier proposed the resumption of limited face-to-face classes in 120 schools in low-risk areas. The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease agreed in principle to this.
Meanwhile, the Commission on Higher Education proposed to implement limited face-to-face classes for other higher education programs which require laboratory activities for their completion.
Despite his reservations, Go said that fully vaccinated students may be permitted more movement as long as minimum health standards are upheld.