Maika Kate Lopez, a grade two pupil of F. Benitez Elementary school in Makati City attends online inside the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City yesterday where they live with her family(Ali Vicoy)
BY JHON CASINAS
Sixty percent of families said they dedicate more time now to teach and guide children in the blended learning modality than in the traditional face-to-face educational system, a survey from Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed.
Based on the survey released on March 13, the figure is the sum of 43 percent of families with enrolled members aged five to 20 years old who said they dedicate “much more time now” and 17 percent who give “somewhat more time now.”
On the other hand, 28 percent said they give “less time now” to teach their kids, consisting of 18 percent saying they give “somewhat less time now” and 10 percent giving “much less time now.”
Meanwhile, the remaining 11 percent say the amount of time they allocate to assist their children with their studies is neither more nor less now.
The SWS also disclosed that more families in Mindanao (63 percent) said that they give more time now in teaching children under the new educational setup compared in the Visayas (61 percent), Metro Manila (59 percent), and Balance Luzon (57 percent).
Amid the ongoing pandemic, the Department of Education (DepEd) has imposed the blended learning setup for this school year to ensure that students could continue with their education despite the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).