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14 private schools in CV mull face-to-face graduation

THE Department of Education (DepEd) 7 revealed that a total of 14 private schools in Central Visayas sent requests to allow them to conduct faceto-face graduation ceremonies this June to mark the end of the school year 2021-2022. DepEd 7 information officer Amaryllis Villarmia, said that of the 14 schools, four are from Cebu City, one from Toledo City, one in Cebu Province, one in Mandaue City, and seven from Talisay City. 

Under DepEd Memo - randum no. 043 s. of 2022, schools in Alert levels 1 and 2 and in consultation with the local government unit and with the parents and organized, can hold limited face-to-face graduation ceremonies with strict compliance to the protocol s set by the IATF.

Schools should also secure parental consent for learners to attend the said ceremony. Among the measures that must be complied with include the wearing of face masks throughout the event and maintaining a one-meter safe distance between the participants.

Participants must also be stay at their assigned seats and only the parents or one designated guardian will be allowed to accompany the student.

Meanwhile, DepEd 7 director Salustiano Jimenez, said for public schools, their respective division offices will be the ones to validate and approve their requests to conduct limited face-to-face graduation.