DepEd expects 27M students this school year
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DedEd) is expecting 27 million students this coming school year both in the elementary and high school level, DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali said Friday.
However, Umali said the number could still grow as there is usually an increase in the number of students every year.
“If we base the number of students we had in the school year 2018-2019, there will be around 27 million students this school year in public elementary and high schools. That is what we are expecting,” Umali said in Filipino in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.
With the huge number of students going back to school next month, Umali is encouraging the public to participate in the kick-off of Brigada Eskwela set for next week.
Brigada Eskwela is an annual initiative of the DepEd to prepare for the opening of classes around the country.”
Mag-boluntaryo po tayo para ihanda po nasin ang ating mga paaralan ara sa unang araw ng pasukan sa June 3,” Umali said.
(Let us volunteer to help our schools prepare for the first day of classes on June 3.)
Inaanyayahan po natin ang lahat ng taga pakinig, tayo na, mag Brigada Eskwela na (I am inviting the listeners to join Brigada Eskwela),” he added.
Among the activities surrounding Brigada Eskwela are repairing and cleaning of classrooms in both public and private schools nationwide. (Editor: Eden Estopace)
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