Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) secretary-general Raymond Basilio said 245 teachers from Calabarzon and Central Luzon were reported to have acquired COVID-19.
There is 52 non-teaching personnel who are also infected with the new coronavirus.
According to Basilio, reports said the parents or students possibly transmitted the disease to the teachers.
As a result, many teachers are now in the isolation area.
In the last ACT record, six teachers have died due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the group also calmed down the Department of Education (DepEd) ‘s seemingly blaming teachers for providing many activities to students.
The group insists that DepEd should have clear rules on the learning modules they provide to students.
Over 240 teachers acquire COVID-19 while distributing modules
“Linawin lang po namin na ‘yung mga guro po sumunod lamang po doon sa guidelines ng modules na inilabas ng DepEd central office at ‘yun po ang nakalagay doon na bawat lesson ay may 5 activities na ipinapagawa,” said Basilio.
(We just want to clarify that the teachers just follow the guidelines of the modules issued by the DepEd central office and it is stated that each lesson has 5 activities to do.)
This is said to be the reason why teachers make ways to ease the burden of students.
“Kaya nga po ang mga ginagawa ng teachers ngayon ay nagse-self assess hindi na po nila sinusunod ang guidelines ng DepEd central office kasi nakikita nila hindi talaga kakayanin ng mga bata ang maraming activities,” Basilio explained.
(That is why what teachers are doing now is self-assessing. They no longer follow the DepEd central office’s guidelines because they see that children can not really handle many activities.)
The DepEd official said teachers might have overlooked that students have other subjects to deal with when creating their activities.