Pormal na inanunsyo ni Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor “Liling” Briones sa pamamagitan ng isang memorandum na maaari nang magsagawa ang mga pampublikong paaralan ng end-of-school-year (EOSY) virtual rites para sa basic education level mula Hulyo 12 hanggang Hulyo 16, 2021 ngunit hindi pa rin pinapayagan ang face-to-face ceremonies.
Ang mga public school at community learning centers (CLCs) ay kailangang magsagawa ng kani-kanilang EOSY rites sa loob ng itinakdang mga petsa ng DepEd.
Sa kabilang banda, ang mga pribadong paaralan ay maaaring magtakda ng kanilang graduation at moving up rites alinsunod sa kani-kanilang school calendar.
Ito ang pangalawang beses na walang face-to-face ceremony para sa mga estudyanteng magtatapos at makakakumpleto ng kanilang antas mula nang magsara ang mga paaralan dahil sa pandemya noong Marso 2020.
“To ensure the protection of the health and safety of learners, teachers and personnel, as well as parents and other stakeholders, any face-to-face ceremony is not allowed,” saad niya.
“The virtual conduct of the EOSY rites may be an option for schools and CLCs, whenever feasible,” dagdag niya.
Kabilang sa end-of-school-year rites ang mga mag-aaral noong school Year 2019-2020 na nakapasa sa Alternative Learning System (ALS) para sa elementary, junior high school, at senior high school na nakakumpleto sa curriculum requirements.
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