DepEd formulating guidelines for PE

PHYSICAL Education will continue amid the new normal.

During a press briefing recently, Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-CAR) Education Support Services Chief Dr. Augustin Gumuwang said guidelines will soon be released for the conduct of physical education for students amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gumuwang added DepEd is currently working out modules on exercises thru video conferencing.

“It is part of our life that we must exercise, however, this is one challenge in all regions are preparing. What are those things that are to be done in video conferencing without reporting in the schools," he added.

Last week, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez earlier received positive feedback from Education Secretary Leonor Briones on his endorsement to retain Physical Education (PE) in the school curriculum under the new normal amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

The PSC, despite the restrictions imposed during this pandemic, kept active in sharing information on sports like online workouts by national team members, webinars on online training, sports nutrition and sports psychology, using different online platforms to reach the athletes and the public.

DepEd-CAR said the start of classes is on August 24 while enrollment for students started on June 1 and will continue until June 30.

Section 3 of Republic Act 7797 (1994) states the school year shall start on the first Monday of June but not later than the last day of August.


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