At least 1.27M students expected to troop to Eastern Visayas public schools on June 3

11:55 AM May 31, 2019

TACLOBAN CITY — More than 1.27 million students are expected to return to schools in Eastern Visayas on Monday.

“Classes will definitely start on June 3. All teachers should have their lesson plans. Division officials will be monitoring the opening of classes and school heads should be present,” said Ramir Uytico, regional director of the Department of Education (DepEd).


He said students would no longer be required to clean their school surroundings or classrooms during the opening of classes considering that they have already conducted ‘Brigada Eskwela’ weeks ahead of the school opening.

The Brigada Eskwela, an annual activity of the DepEd aimed at cleaning and repairing damaged school facilities, was conducted from May 20 to 25, participated by students, parents, and volunteers.


DepEd8 records show that of the expected 1.27 million students who would be going to school, 110,845 are in kindergarten; 615,814 in the elementary; 405,521 in junior high school; and 138,540 in senior high school.

The 1.27 million students do not include those enrolled in the region’s 300 private schools.

Uytico issued a warning to all school administrators not to collect any fees during the start of classes saying that the no collection policy of the DepEd was being enforced.

He asked the parents to immediately report to their school division offices if they are asked to pay during the start of classes.

Uytico said any complaint should be in written form so their office could act accordingly. (Editor: Leti Z. Boniol)

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