Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


: Face-to-Face Learning, Senior High Schools, Private Schools, Public Schools, Students, Perception, Schools' Readiness, Students’ Safety, Philippines


The readiness and safety accompanying the return of face-to-face learning from online learning in schools have been one of the main concerns during the pandemic. Only a few studies exist regarding this issue, especially in the Philippines, hindering people from understanding and preparing themselves to transition back to face-to-face learning. Brought about by this matter, this study aimed to identify the perceptions of students from private and public schools on the return of face-to-face learning in the city of Dasmariñas, using a descriptive quantitative research design. Using snowball sampling, 194 students from private and public senior high schools participated in the study, analyzing the inferred data gathered, wherein both descriptive and inferential statistics were applied.

Based on the findings, the respondents agreed that their institutions were ready and safe going to and from the school, inside and outside the campus for face-to-face learning. A significant difference was observed among the perceptions of students on school readiness with regards to sex and students' safety according to school type. However, the rest of the perceptions with respect to their demographic profile did not show any significant difference. Ultimately, the results of this study ensured that respondents deemed that they were safe, agreeing with the different aspects of questions conducted in this study in terms of the schools’ readiness and students’ safety on the return of face-to-face learning.

First Advisor

Pancho E. Ercilla