School Field Trips Guidelines issued by The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was posted below. Department of Education (DepEd) reminded schools, colleges, and universities to follow the guidelines and policies on field trips to avoid Field Trip Accident in relation with the latest tragedy in Bulacan State University (BSU) Field Trip accident. The tragedy resulted in death of 7 students who were drowned while crossing a river due to flash floods last Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
CHED executive director Atty. Julito Vitriolo stressedthat schools must conduct a risk assessment of the trip to ensure the destinations are safe and to get only an accredited chartered bus. Teachers or schools must never force the students join the field trips and to those who won't or can't join the field trip should be given a parallel activity. This was based in Marisol Abdurahman's report on "24 Oras",
A written consent from the parents or guardian of the student is a must before they are allowed to join the trip. But, according to Tonisito Umali, DepEd spokesman ASec, the written consents and waivers will not automatically free the school from the accountabilities on students during the field trips.
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Read the School Field Trips Guidelines issued by The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) below.
Read: BSU Field Trip Accident: Story and Updates on Death Toll and Survivors
Related: See Last Photos of BSU Students Before Drowning here.
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