The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday announced that there would be no classes in all basic education levels in public schools from May 2 to 13 to give way for election-related activities.

The no-class dates were listed in the DepEd’s official calendar for school year 2021-2022 issued on Aug. 5, 2021.

“Ayon ito sa DepEd Order No. 29, s. 2021, na naglalaan sa mga nasabing araw para sa National Election-related Activities ng mga guro at kawani ng DepEd,” the DepEd said in a statement.

Teachers will still be required to report on-site despite the class suspensions, the DepEd said.

The national elections will be held on May 9, 2022.

Classes will resume on May 16.

School Year 2021-2022 is scheduled to close on June 24. John Ezekiel J. Hirro