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Millions Of Philippines Student Returns Back To School After Long Covid-19 Break

Millionsents across the Philippines have returned to the classroom on Monday, after one of the world’s longest school closures that are feared to have worsened one of the world’s most alarming illiteracy rates among children.

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The Philippines was one of the last few countries to transition back to face-to-face learning after Covid struck.

More of the public schools or just half will implement five days to face-to-face classes.

The rest will hold a mix of in-person and online classes, education officials say, at least until November, when all 27 million registered students are expected to head back to the classroom full-time.
The protracted school closures have been attributed to fears of the virus spreading rapidly in a country.

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The Philippines saw one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in South East Asia, with close to three million cases and around 50,000 deaths.

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