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    VP Sara: education sector needs to build back stronger, better

    MANILA — Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Monday said the education sector needs to build back “stronger and better” from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In a Zoom meeting with members of the Private Educational Associations, Duterte also said government hopes to come up with appropriate actions and effective solutions for private schools that are suffering from losses.

    “Some private schools are facing closure. And a number have in fact already shut down,” she said.

    “As a community, there is an urgent need to build back, and build back stronger and better. The migration of students from private to public schools has put enormous strain on our public schools,” she added.

    Duterte said the Department of Education needs the help of the private schools in responding to the COVID-induced education crisis.

    “Now that we are finally ready to open the doors to face-to-face classes, we need the help of our private schools in bringing our children and youth back to school,” Duterte said.

    Duterte also asked for support as she continues to work on the Department’s commitment to ensuring educational continuity amid challenges.

    “I ask for your indulgence as I also expect your support as we study and explore the appropriate measures to resolve issues and concerns that may adversely impact the education sector,” she said.

    “Our task here is clear — it is to protect our children and ensure that quality education is made accessible for them — whether they are enrolled in private or public schools, whether they are in the cities or the countryside,” she added.


    Posted in Press Release on Jul 04, 2022