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June opening: Teacher’s group says this is possible with shorter school calendar

By: Philippine Daily Inquirer - | April 10,2024 - 02:54 PM

June opening: Teacher’s group says this is possible with shorter school calendar

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MANILA, Philippines — A teachers group said on Tuesday, April 9, that reverting to the old school calendar can be done as soon as possible with certain sacrifices.

The immediate return to the old academic calendar, in which regular classes would be conducted from June to March with summer breaks from April to May could easily be implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd).


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That is according to Benjo Basas, Teachers’ Dignity Coalition chair.

However, Basas said that that this should not be done at the expense of the vacation days of students and teachers. 

He suggested instead shortening the current school calendar—the “only sacrifice we need to make without compromising the school break.”


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“Theoretically, two full months per quarter will be possible with some adjustments to the learning competencies,” Basas said.

“Therefore, we can expedite the return to the June-March cycle, with school year 2024-2025 serving as the transition period,” he added.

The school year could end on April 11, 2025, or earlier than DepEd’s proposal of May 16, 2025.

“Only two weeks of April are utilized in classes, avoiding the entire month of May,” Basas said, making it possible to return to the June school opening. —DEMPSEY REYES

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