March 10 2020, Marked as the First Anniversary of face to face class suspensions in the Philippines. Students, Teachers and Parents had a hard time in facing the new normal in terms of education.Quality education in this situation was not easy until today.
Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) stated that Filipino students are “losing thousands of pesos in projected annual future earnings” due to prolonged school closures caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Our schools have been closed for a year now, and the longer they remain shut, the bigger the economic losses will be for our students – future workers who are not learning properly right now because of inaccessibility and poor quality of education,” said PBEd Executive Director Love Basillote said.
Since, schools were started to close, the students were forced to study at home through online and modular, as the government prohibit the face-to-face learning, It was implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the SY and AY 2020-2021.
PBed noted that it will be the biggest challenge to Filipino Students.“graduates who did not learn properly in school are less likely to land higher paying jobs because they lack the skills that would make them competitive in the labor market.” Basillote said.
“the pandemic, which has prompted school closures, could result in a loss of 0.6 years of schooling adjusted for quality.” PBed added.
Source: Manila Bulletin