Class suspension in Baguio City extended until May 31
BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 14(PIA) — With the enhanced community quarantine extended until April 30, 2020 over Luzon in continuing efforts to contain COVID-19, Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued an order extending class suspension in all levels for public and private schools and other institutions and centers of learning in Baguio City until May 31 this year.
In his Executive Order No. 78 s. 2020, Magalong stated that the class suspension extension is being done maintain the stringent measures to protect the city and its citizenry against COVID-1 that continues to threaten the nation. This he said is in consultation with concerned government and private agencies.
The suspension until May 31 is subject to further guidelines and directives that will be released by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases(IATFMEID) or upon assessment of the Covid-19 IATF.
The first suspension of classes in all levels would have ended on April 14 and classes would have resumed on April 15, 2020.
Affected by the new directive are private schools that have started classes in August last year and January this year and are supposed to end in May.
Baguio City as the “Educational Center of the North,” has an average of 80,000 students per semester are enrolled in the more than 22 tertiary schools with bulk at the Saint Louis University, University of Baguio, and University of the Cordilleras.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education announced that the future of the next school year, that includes whether classes in public schools will open in June or not, is still being deliberated. (PIA-CAR)