Public school classes to begin Aug 29 - DepEd | Inquirer News

Public school classes to begin Aug 29 – DepEd

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 10:46 PM August 03, 2023

A few days before his second State of the nation address (Sona), an advocacy group on Friday urged President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to treat education as a national priority, more than infrastructure development and tourism campaigns.

This file photo shows students attending a flag raising ceremony before singing the national anthem at a government school in Quezon City. (AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Classes on public schools for School Year 2023-2024 will officially begin on August 29, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Thursday.  

“The Department of Education announces that the opening of classes for School Year 2023-2024 in all public schools will be on August 29, 2023,” the DepEd said in a Facebook post. 


Meanwhile, the DepEd said that  classes may choose to start classes any day between June and August. 


“Private schools may choose to open classes on any date starting ‘the first Monday of June but not later than the last day of August,’ pursuant to Republic Act  11480,” DepEd added.

In 2022, classes began on August 22. 

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition earlier asked the DepEd to return to the old school calendar when classes typically began in June, after schools were compelled to suspend classes due to extreme heat. 


Teachers call anew on DepEd to return to old school calendar

School year 2022-2023 to start August 22 — DepEd

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