October 22, 2021

対面授業 試験的実施

部分的な対面授業の試験的実施に参加する学校は、コロナウイルス の陽性反応が出た生徒や職員がいた場合に備えて、危機管理計画を立てることが求められています。

レオノール・ブリオネス教育省長官は、生徒や保護者の不安を取り除くため、「すべての学校が感染の危険にあった場合にどう対処するのかを段階的に示した危機管理計画を要求しているところだ」と述べています。

試験は11月15日に開始される予定で、オンライン授業を補完するために部分的に実施されます。

これまでのところ、この試みを実施するために保健省のリスクアセスメントに合格したのは59校のみです。パイロットテストへの参加は必須であり、生徒は両親の同意を得る必要があるようです。

また、参加する教員には手当が支給されるのかという質問に対して、ブリオネス氏は、遠隔地に赴任する教員にはすでに「通常の危険手当」が支給されていると説明しました。加えて、検疫が強化されている地域で働く教員には、500ペソの危険手当が支給されているようです。ガイドラインによると、ワクチン接種を二回とも終了した教員のみが実施に参加できることになっています。

日本ではすでに小中高の対面授業は当たり前となっていますが、フィリピンにも徐々に日常が戻ってきつつあるようです。子供たちの安全を最優先に、一早い感染収束を願います。

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

Schools in pilot face-to-face classes told: Plan for COVID-19 contingency

MANILA — Schools participating in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes are required to have a contingency plan in case any student or personnel tests positive for COVID-19.

“Mayroon naman tayo mekanismo, kaya nga ang plano natin, lahat ng schools, nire-require natin na gumawa ng contingency plan, step-by-step, kung ano gagawin nila kung magkaroon ng ganoong klaseng danger,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Thursday in a Palace briefing.

(We have mechanisms, that’s why our plan is all schools are required to have a contingency plan which details step-by-step what they will do in case there is that kind of danger.)

Briones gave the assurance as she sought to ease the fears of parents whose children may be joining the pilot test as well as school personnel.

The limited classroom sessions, which will complement distance learning modalities, are scheduled to start on November 15.

So far, only 59 schools have passed the risk assessment of the Department of Health (DOH), which is partnering with DepEd for the pilot implementation.

Under the joint memorandum circular between DepEd and DOH, participating schools are required to have a COVID-19 hotline or help desk that connects them with hospitals, testing facilities and local government units.

The schools are also asked to “prepare a contingency plan for closing and reopening the school in case of COVID-19 resurgence,” according to the circular.

Schools will also coordinate with the local task force against COVID-19 in declaring lockdowns in case of a possible COVID-19 infection.

Briones reiterated in the briefing that participation in the pilot test was mandatory and students need to get consent from their parents.

Asked if teachers participating in the pilot test will receive hazard pay, Briones explained that there is already a “regular hazard pay” given to teachers assigned in remote areas.

She added that there is also a P500 COVID-19 hazard pay given to educators working in areas under enhanced community quarantine.

“Hindi naman natin papabayaan ang teacher,” Briones said.

(We won’t neglect our teacher.)

Under the guidelines, only teachers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can participate in the implementation.