DepEd considers e-graduation due to COVID-19 lockdown

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Posted at Apr 20 2020 08:41 AM

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The Department of Education said Monday it might approve the application of some schools to hold online graduation rites in areas that were under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"If it will not involve coming together and congregating face-to-face in a certain place e puwedeng payagan siguro iyon (we might allow that)," said DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan. 

Graduation rites were supposed to be held between April 13 and 17. However, the lockdown of some 50 million residents of Luzon to slow COVID-19's spread was extended until April 30, he said. 

"Kaya sinabi natin na it was not feasible to have face-to-face [graduation]," he told DZMM. 

(This is why we said face-to-face graduation was not feasible.) 

The pandemic also delayed the final exam for this school year, said Malaluan. 

DZMM, April 20, 2020