After Colegio de San Lorenzo, more private schools face risk of closure

More private schools are at risk of closing down due to low enrolment caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the absence of government support to help them survive and sustain their operations.

Eleazardo Kasilag, president of the Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators, said many private schools, especially the small ones, have been forced to shut down due to the effects of the pandemic.

“You have to realize this [pandemic] started in 2019, so this is already three years, and during that time private schools suffered financial losses,” Kasilag told this reporter in an interview.

“So, the better option is to shut down schools,” Kasilag said following the closure of Colegio de San Lorenzo in Quezon City due to low enrollment.

Read the full story on 19 August.

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