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Philippine children are left behind by poor distance learning

Education system braces for another year of woes without face-to-face classes

A girl works on a school assignment at home in Manila on Jan. 6 as schools remained closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Last month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approved Sept. 13 as the start of academic year 2021-2022, though school years usually start in June. Face-to-face classes, suspended since March 2020, will not be held.

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