June 22, 2024

The Department of Education urged parents to pre-register their incoming Kinder, grades 1, 7, and 11 children as early as now to avoid the usual crowds during the actual enrollment period.
Sec. Leonor Briones called on parents and guardians to have their children’s names registered for them to efficiently plan the blended learning setup next school year.
“We are calling for more and more participants na sana ang mga parents, i-enroll na nila ang kanilang mga bata para ma-avoid ang usual crowds and usual long lines, during the official enrollment time,” she said.
Early registration for the entry-level learners is scheduled from March 25 to April 31.
Briones said they are anticipating a higher enrollment turnout in the upcoming school year.
To date, 1,805,620 learners are now listed in the early registry, reaching almost 25 percent of the DepEd’s target registrants of over 7.35 million.
DepEd Director Roger Masapol said they are eyeing to reach 28,674,298 million Kinder to Grade 12 (K to 12) enrollees for the next school year, both from public and private schools.
Masapol added the country has now surpassed pre-pandemic figures.
“Na-surpass na natin ‘yung level ng 2019, ‘yung level ng 2018, and then naka-recover na tayo sa 2020 na 26.2 million lang, at na-recover natin dito sa kasalukuyan, kung idadagdag natin ‘yung ALS ay nasa 28 million na tayo ngayon,” he said.
Meanwhile, the DepEd said nominated schools for the progressive face-to-face classes have now reached 25,173, of which 24,476 are public and 697 are private.
This figure is 43.8 percent of the 57,475 total schools nationwide, equivalent to more than 5.4 million learners. – PNA