Saturday classes soon? Make-up classes for ASEAN up to schools - DepEd


Posted at Oct 25 2017 09:38 AM

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The Department of Education is leaving it up to school authorities to decide whether or not to hold make-up classes on Saturdays after officials canceled classes for the ASEAN Summit in November.

DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali said the current academic calendar has 204 school days, of which 180 are "non-negotiable" and 24 are "buffer days" that could be used for students to catch up on missed classes. 

So far, Metro Manila has tallied more class suspensions compared to provinces, but it has only used up 15 of the 24 buffer days.

"Iyung decision na magkaroon po ng make-up classes, ibinibigay po natin iyan sa paaralan in coordination with the school division offices," he told DZMM. 

Malacañang has declared Nov. 13, 14, and 15 as special non-working days in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga due to the 31st ASEAN Summit. 

Mayors from Metro Manila also earlier agreed to suspend classes in all levels on November 16 and 17.
DZMM, 25 October 2017