The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Wednesday, Aug. 25, that it has reached more than 8.5 million enrollees so far as it implements an enhanced remote enrollment for School Year (SY) 2021-2022.
According to data from the Learner Information System (LIS) Quick Count, Region IV-A (Calabarzon) has the most enrollees for the upcoming school year, with 1,430,535 followed by Region III (Central Luzon) with 829,624, and the National Capital Region (NCR) with 815,857.
Secretary Briones also noted that there is a significant lag in reporting enrollment data because some schools collect enrollment forms first, particularly those submitted via drop-box, before reporting.
The Department of Education (DepEd) provided a variety of options in DepEd Order 032, series of 2021 to facilitate the enrollment of learners in basic education and Alternative Learning System (ALS) programs in all public schools nationwide.
Schools will contact parents of incoming Grades 1-6, 8-10, and 12 students through their previous class advisers.
Parents of incoming kindergarten, Grades 7 & 11 students, on the other hand, must communicate/re-affirm their intent to enroll their children in a school of their choice through digital and/or physical enrollment platforms established by schools, which is similar to early registration procedures.
Transferees, Balik-Aral, and ALS enrollees must contact their preferred school directly using the enrollment contact information published on the school’s website.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education has postponed the submission of documentary requirements for public and private schools until December 31, 2021. As a result, schools may not compel students or their parents or guardians to accept responsibility for the transmission of school records.
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