Bataan Governor Joet Garcia attended the Inter-Agency Meeting or the Oplan Balik-Eskwela of the Bataan Schools Division Office on August 25, where various agencies discussed the preparations for the resumption of classes in public schools on August 29.
The meeting aimed to coordinate the efforts of the agencies, teachers, parents, and all Bataeños in implementing the measures and harmonizing the initiatives for the safety, order, and peace of the upcoming school year in Bataan.
Governor Garcia said that he is confident that the province is ready to face the challenges of blended learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He assured that the provincial government will provide support and assistance to the schools, teachers, and students in terms of health protocols, learning materials, and internet connectivity. He also urged the parents and guardians to be more involved in their children’s education and to cooperate with the teachers and school officials. He said that education is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders and that everyone should work together to ensure the quality and continuity of learning for the Bataeño youth.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon cited its readiness for the opening of school year 2023-2024 on August 29. This, as DepEd Region III registered a total number of 1,926,844 enrollees in all sectors as of August 22, or 65 percent of last year’s enrollment. Of the total number, 1,690,107 are enrolled in public schools; 234,643 in private schools; and 2,094 in state/local universities and colleges.