The country’s pilot run of limited face-to-face (F2F) classes will end this month, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Thursday.

During a vaccination event in Mandaluyong, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the pilot would be completed a month earlier than scheduled.

“Tatapusin na namin itong pilot na ito by December para ma-assess namin ang success. But so far very successful naman,” she said.

The pilot run was initially scheduled for November 2021 to January 2022.

The limited F2F classes for basic education started on Nov. 15.

Nearly 300 Philippine schools have been approved to conduct F2F classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan earlier said that the agency had yet to record a positive case since F2F classes restarted.

“Sana ay hindi magbago itong pag-trend ng ating pagmo-monitor. It’s been very positive and we are anticipating a recommendation towards expansion,” he said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro