Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc urged the national government to adopt a localized education policy, allowing in-person classes in low-risk areas as pilot face-to-face classes in the province are set to end.
According to the Politiko, the previous years have been a testament on how “virtual learning is not as good as face-to-face classes”.
“I wish I have the authority to open schools and allow face-to-face classes to continue,” said the governor.
Since November 15, nine public schools in the province were given the green light to start limited in-person classes. The Department of Education and the provincial government have observed no untoward incident so far.