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As the Philippines slowly transition to the new normal, students are going back to schools.
After over two years, students are finally saying goodbye to the blended learning system they have come to know due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It's fair to say that online-based learning is anti-poor. Students who live in a more comfortable home have access to the materials needed for the setup, such as laptops, cellphones, and internet connection. Nonetheless, rich or poor, being isolated on top of constantly worrying about the health crisis takes a toll at students' mental health.
And now that Covid-19 cases continue to decline, face-to-face classes are back at some schools. Students are finally gearing up to return to schools.
As a student myself, it's exciting to know that I'll get to be with my classmates again and enjoy the old things that the pandemic deprived us of. I'm excited to hear my friends' voice again in person and not just in a video call.
While it's safer to study from home, I still prefer in-person classes where I believe I could show my potential more.
Contributed by Thimy Rose D. Noveno