Marikina City last week announced that classes were suspended in all levels in public and private schools from November 16 to December 16, in order to prioritize the city’s rehabilitation.
The declaration followed the aftermath that typhoon “Ulysses” (international name: “Vamco”) left in its wake.
Mayor Marcelino Teodoro reported that many homes still did not have electricity or water and that learnings were washed out.
“We need to reproduce,” Teodoro said.
The education department said that it would replace the modules. Director June Gudoy said that they would help the city adapt their curriculum to be able to keep up with the academic calendar.
When Ulysses hit Metro Manila last week, Marikina City was submerged when the river rose to 22 meters, higher than 2009 typhoon Ondoy’s 21.5 meters. Currently, the city is under a state of calamity.