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DepEd: Be sure your school is accredited

Education Secretary Armin Luistro

Barely a week before classes begin, the Department of Education reminded parents and students to make sure they were not enrolling in a private school that was not accredited by the government.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro ordered all regional offices to publicly display a list of private schools with DepEd accreditation within their areas.

The DepEd also has a master list of legitimate private schools posted on its website, www.deped.gov.ph.

Since beginning operations on Monday, the DepEd’s Oplan Balik Eskwela Action Center at the DepEd Central Office in Pasig City has received five call-in complaints about private schools operating without permits.

“The list of private schools with permits to operate, recognition or accreditation should be posted in the regional offices and division offices, municipal halls and other conspicuous places,” said Luistro.

“We encourage parents to check whether the private school where they intend to enroll their children has the required permits so the department can easily track down unaccredited private schools and pursue immediate action,” he added.

Luistro said enrolling in unaccredited schools would give students trouble as their certificates or diplomas may not be recognized upon enrollment in another school. Tarra Quismundo

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  • UsoUso82

    why this ad? it is the job of the Secretary to close any colorum schools? schools are not mobile therefore easy to check and close it. you have to create a task force in very region to see and check any bogus ones. why to tell the public? bec marami un-employables?

  • kismaytami

    LOLs! Andaming mga nagsulputang parang kabute na mga private NKP at elementary schools na pag-aari ng mga pastor at pinangalan sa mga diyos nila. Nag-ooperate na ang mga ito kahit in-process pa lang ang accreditation. Meron nga dito sa amin, nanghihiram lang pala ng accreditation sa ibang school.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    the public should be vigilant in checking tthat the schools they register their kids in are accredited.  even if deped padlocks colorum schools, it is very easy to cut those locks once deped officials turn their backs. report colorum schools that continue to illegally operate every day to the media, the police, deped officials… maybe these colorums will resort to bribing officials, but if they get reported every day, the bribes will add up and turn out to be quite expensive in the end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2LMFLBTHSLUNJTYZYHSIYHGBNM Kyle

    I checked the accreditation of nursery to kindergarten schools early this year and found out that the list was not updated. I was checking the accreditation because of the K+12 program but was disappointed by the list that they provided. I hope it is now updated.

  • ehmoy

    “We encourage parents to check whether the private school where they
    intend to enroll their children has the required permits so the
    department can easily track down unaccredited private schools and pursue
    immediate action,” he added.

    Disappointing. Sige, kami na lang ang bahala sa sarili namin.

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