No School Break
Since the beginning of the classes this school year 2009-2010, the DepEd (Department of Education) has already suspended 13 school days classes due to the weather-related problems and AH1N1 outbreak.
According tp DepEd Secretary Jesli Lapus, the annual semestral break in the elementary and secondary levels for this year will be cancelled to compensate for the lost school days caused by typhoons and other calamities.
The annual one-week semestral break, usually held during the last week of this month, was originally scheduled from October 26 to 30 this year.
“Holding makeup classes is necessary in order to attain the required 204 class days in a school year. Remedial classes are usually held on Saturdays and semester breaks,” Lapus also added.
Meanwhile, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) also announced that holding of make-up classes in the tertiary level will depend on school heads.
According to CHEd chair Emmanuel Angeles, higher education institutions may decide what measures to adopt in implementing make-up classes to catch up with the one-week suspension due to the two typhoons (Ondoy and Pepeng).