DepEd to accept early enrollees until end of May

(FILE) DROP HERE The Department of Education (DepEd) in Laguna province set up drop boxes in areas where parents can enroll their children for the school opening in August. —DEPED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday said students can still sign up for early registration for this school year until the end of the month.

Education Undersecretary for Planning, and Human Resource and Organizational Development Jesus Mateo said the early registration for the school year 2021-2022 was extended to give parents more time to prepare.

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“We will continue to accept early registrants until the end of May to give you more time to register,” Mateo said in a statement.

READ: DepEd early registration from Feb. 1-March 6

The DepEd is conducting its early registration through Facebook chats, text messaging, and drop boxes in schools.

During the early registration campaign for the whole of April, the agency tallied 933,070 kindergarten pupils; 1,502,900 first graders; 1,069,856 seventh graders, and 809,217 Grade 11 students for a total of 4,315,046 students.

READ: 4.2M estudyante kumasa sa Early Registration offer ng DepEd

“Achieving 92% within the period compared to last year, for us, is already a great achievement. This is despite the challenges like restrictions and internet connection issues of parents,” Mateo said.

For her part, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said she is “happy” about the early registration results.

“It surpasses our expectations when it comes to the number of learners and parents willing to start or continue their studies,” Briones said. “Amidst the current situation, this only shows how important education is to our stakeholders.”

/MUF

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