Government officials will discuss the proposal to allow minors in computer shops amid the blended learning scheme, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield said on Wednesday.
According to JTF COVID Shield commander Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has said he will bring up the matter in the next meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).
At present, minors are not allowed to go to computer shops. Some local government units have provided gadgets to students for their online studies, however, most localities do not have enough funds to extend assistance to the learners.
“We feel and understand the concerns of both the students and the parents, especially the poor, in this new kind of learning method. That is why the national government, through the NTF on COVID-19 and the IATF, are really finding ways to extend all the necessary assistance to them,” Eleazar said in a statement.
Eleazar said police would wait for the decision of the IATF regarding the proposal to turn computer and internet shops into learning spaces for minor online and modular learning students.
“Whatever the decision, the JTF COVID Shield and the PNP would make sure that the rules aimed at protecting as many people from coronavirus infection would be strictly implemented,” he said. -MDM, GMA News
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