In spite of proposals to move the opening of elementary and high school classes to July, August, or September, the Department of Education (DepEd) said it will retain class opening in June.
Although a study is now being conducted by an inter-agency panel led by the Commission on Higher (CHED), Secretary of Education Armin Luistro said that the decision was made to ease the concerns of parents over the school opening this coming school year.
The proposal to move the academic calendar opening has long been proposed to spare the students from flooding caused by typhoons during the rainy season and especially with the ever-changing weather patterns in the country.
In addition, the change would synchronize the Philippine system with those of neighboring countries in time for ASEAN Economic Integration in 2015.
To date, the University of the Philippines (UP) system except Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) have announced shifts in their respective academic calendars.