DepEd 7 to schools: Don’t force students to participate in Sinulog festival

PUBLIC schools should not require students to participate in the Sinulog 2023 in exchange for extra grades.

"We should not because it would be unfair to other learners, especially those who are not Roman Catholics. That would be unfair to them. We do not encourage them to join to have extra grades," Department of Education Central Visayas Director Salustiano Jimenez said in a mix of English and Cebuano.

Jimenez, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, said they have no objections to students or teachers joining the festival as long as classes are not disrupted.

He also reminded schools heads, especially those in Cebu City, to make sure classes will not be hampered if their schools will be used as billeting quarters for contingents. (IRT, PJB)