The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded parents and students of the enrollment deadline on June 30, Tuesday. Out of 27 million expected students, there were only around 15 million students have already registered yet.
In a statement issued by DepEd on Saturday, they said that Learner Enrollment Survey Forms (LESF) may be submitted remotely or via drop boxes on or before June 30 for the School Year 2020-2021.
“The Department of Education is reminding those who still intend to enroll in public schools to do so on or before June 30, 2020, Tuesday, as it is about to wrap up its month-long enrollment period,” DepEd said.
They also added that, “As of June 27, 8 a.m., total enrollment data were at 15,182,075 nationwide, with 14,548, 915 registered in public schools, including those in the Alternative Learning System.”
Based on the total number of enrollees in 2019, DepEd said that they are expecting around 27.7 million students for the school year 2020-2021.
Which only means that there are still around 12 million students have not enrolled yet and only have three days left to register for the coming school year.
Recalling, DepEd set the first two weeks of June for online enrollment, while the other two weeks for “physical” enrollment, where parents and learners will submit LESFs remotely or via drop boxes.
“For questions on the enrollment and other initiatives of DepEd in the upcoming school year, parents and learners can contact nearest division office or school,” DepEd said.
“They may also seek assistance from their barangay when submitting LESF,” it added.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the DepEd decided to resume classes through distance learning, where students do not have to go to school to participate in classes to avoid possible transmission of the virus.
With that, the Department has been preparing for ways to deliver education to students through self-learning modules, broadcast media, and the internet.
It also removed around 60% of the curriculum to adjust for the remote learning approach this coming school year, which was scheduled to start on August 24.
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