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DepEd scraps plan to shorten schools’ summer break


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THE Department of Education (DepEd) scrapped its plan to shorten the summer vacation of students amid opposition from concerned sectors, an official said on Wednesday.

Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio also clarified that his proposal of shortening the school break was “among the many options” of the agency and not an official policy from the DepEd.

“Noting the objections from our stakeholders, we will no longer propose a two-week break between SY (school year) 2020-2021 and 2021-2022,” Diosdado San Antonio told reporters in a text message.

However, DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said the exact date of class opening was still “under deliberation.”

The proposal was criticized on social media, by students, and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT).

On Tuesday, DepEd released an order to move the last day of school to July 10 instead of June 11.



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