THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday announced the extension of enrolment until September 30.
Education Undersecretary for Field Operation Revsee Escobedo said during the National School Opening Day Program, that public schools will accept enrollees until the end of the month.
“In our previous meeting with the Executive Committee, we have decided that we will release a memorandum on the acceptance of enrollees until September 30, 2021. We expect that we will exceed our enrollment in school year 2020-2021 given that we already have 24.6 million enrolled students as of today,” Escobedo.
Data from DepEd showed the enrollment in formal basic education has reached 24, 603, 822.
There are 20, 046, 495 enrollees in public and private schools including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)/Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) that offer basic education the regular enrollment started on Aug. 16.
Data from the Learner Information System (LIS) Quick Count also showed that of this number, there are 18, 561,298 learners enrolled in public schools; 1, 443, 849 students in private schools; and 41, 348 learners in SUCs/LUCs.
The highest number of enrolment is in Region IV-A with 3, 226, 044 followed by Region III with 2, 442, 313 and the National Capital Region (NCR) with 2,238, 668.
DepEd said that the current enrollment accounts for 93.8 percent of the enrollment in SY 2020-2021 recorded at 26. 227, 022.
The DepEd implemented again the blended/distance learning set-up this school year due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.