Local government officials and senator candidates say unvaccinated students should not be withdrawn from public schools because the country has begun to partially return to private classes and enrollment continues for the next school year.
“There are reports that some schools require students to provide proof of immunization before enrolling in private school,”
“It is, frankly, invalid,” Mr Escudero said he wanted to return to the Senate, where he had served several terms since 2007.
“We cannot, under any circumstances, impede access to education because it is a fundamental human right,” He added.
The Department of Education (DepEd) is holding an initial registration period from March 25 to April 30 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Mr Escudero emphasized that there was a law that required all Filipinos to receive quality education at all levels, with certain government agencies obligated to ensure access to education for all.
“Even in the light of millions of expired COVID-19 vaccines, if we strengthen our vaccination drive, we cannot infringe on people.‘Make its rights and vaccinations compulsory,” He said.
“What DepEd can strengthen is the teaching of why young people should be vaccinated and safety protocols should be established in schools,” He added.
Vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children 12 to 17 years of age began in November 2021 when inoculation for 5 to 11 year olds was introduced in February.
As of March, the two ages combined received 10.9 million jobs.
The Philippine government is aiming to vaccinate 39.41 million children between the ages of zero and 17 against the coronavirus.
“Whether these children are vaccinated or not, they are eligible for admission in our public and private schools, not ifs or buts. Their right to quality education is unconditional and unquestionable, and Kovid-19 does not change that.” Dr. Escudero said. – Alyssa Nicole and. Tan