THE Department of Education (DepEd) has reactivated the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) Information and Action Center Task Force (IAC) to ensure a smooth and orderly opening of classes on June 3.
The command center, which will operate from May 27 to June 7, will provide helpful information, handle complaints, and serve as a routing mechanism for students, parents, and teachers.
“Every school year, we implement Oplan Balik Eskwela to facilitate an orderly school opening. But beyond that, OBE is part of our commitment to Education For All (EFA) goals,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro said in a statement.
He added that the department is serious in addressing problems such as inadequate school seats and textbooks for students. On the other hand, shortages in classrooms, teachers, and water and sanitation facilities will be addressed before the year ends.
The OBE is an inter-agency effort among several departments and agencies, including the Departments of National Defense and Health and the Metro Manila Development Authority.