Nearly 10M learners enroll for coming school year so far - DepEd | Inquirer News
Close  

Nearly 10M learners enroll for coming school year so far – DepEd

/ 10:01 AM June 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 10 million learners have so far enrolled in schools across the country, only more than a week since enrollment started, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said.

ADVERTISEMENT

During a Senate basic education committee hearing, Briones said a total of 9,961,396 students have registered for the upcoming school year as of Thursday morning.

“This is the result of cooperation from the legislature, from local governments, especially at the barangay level,” she said.

FEATURED STORIES

“And after eight days of enrollment, we have already achieved 36.26 percent of our projected enrollment for 2020,” she added.

According to the DepEd chief, Region 4A (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) has the highest number of enrollees so far with 1,662,239 students.

The National Capital Region has so far recorded 1,402,751 enrollees while 1,103,213 learners in Region 3 (Central Luzon) have so far enrolled.

“We would also like to report that LGU (local government unit) support has been pouring in. We believe that the role of LGUs has expanded especially since we are presenting a menu of various approaches and they worked very closely with us,” Briones said.

“LGUs have already committed resources for learners and teachers,” she added.

Under DepEd Order No. 008, the DepEd said the first two weeks of the month-long enrollment in June will completely be done remotely, while any form of physical enrollment will be allowed in the third week of June but only if it was coordinated with the local government unit.

Briones earlier said the DepEd will postpone the holding of face-to-face classes until a vaccine against the coronavirus disease becomes available.

ADVERTISEMENT

This is in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s previous pronouncement that he is not inclined to allow the resumption of classes in classrooms without a COVID-19 vaccine.

DepEd has been preparing for blended learning, which is a combination of online distance learning and in-person delivery of learning materials to the homes of the learners, for the reopening of classes on August 24. Teaching with the use of radio and television will also be done for students who do not have access to a computer or the internet.

/MUF
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Department of Education, DepEd, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, enrollees, enrollment, Nation, News
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.