05 Jul Solon Files House Bill To Ban Classes Starting Earlier Than 8:30 AM In The Philippines
Mga higala! Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya has filed a House bill in Congress to BAN CLASSES that will start earlier than 8:30 am in the Philippines, under the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Gastaya expressed that school hours should start no earlier than 8:30 am due to the “state of transportation, amount of workload under the new K-12 curriculum, state of mental health in the country, and accessibility of schools especially in rural areas which are just some of the conditions prejudicial to the health and safety of Filipino students.”
“We must give priority to the physical, mental, and social well-being of students, among others, through a system of education which gives primordial interest and concern to the health and safety of students.”
Based on studies abroad, student performance can also improve because of later school start times.
What do you think of this higala?