/ 20 August 2022

AT LEAST 1,308 schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region are ready for the resumption of face-to-face classes next week, the Department of Education-CAR said.

DepEd-CAR’s public affairs office said that 62.7% of the 2,085 public schools in the region will hold in-person classes on August 22.

Of these, 279 schools will start F2F classes in Abra, 181 schools in Apayao, 12 schools in Baguio City, 316 schools in Benguet, 108 schools in Ifugao, 153 schools in Kalinga, 189 schools in Mountain Province and 70 schools in Tabuk City.

Meanwhile, 629 schools chose blended learning modality and four will remain in full distance learning setup.

A school’s learning modality will depend on its readiness to deal with the Covid19 and the damage incurred during the magnitude 7 earthquake last month.

The Education department earlier said that students affected by the quake may use self-learning modules for School Year 2022-2023.

DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said SLMs will be considered if temporary learning spaces are not completed before August 22.