THE Department of Education (DepEd) has scheduled a one-day early enrollment for public elementary and secondary schools to address potential gaps that may arise before the regular enrolment.
The one-day enrollment for school year 2014-2015 will be held on Saturday, January 25.
“We want to prevent logistical problems when the new school year starts in June,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro said. “If our school heads know how many students they will have ahead of time, they can better prepare classrooms and seats and learning materials.”
Other targets of the early registration are out-of-school children and out-of-school youth from the disadvantaged groups, including street children aged 5 to 18. These targeted learners will be provided with their preferred education delivery system, which could either be formal through the alternative delivery mode or through the alternative learning system.
The education department has sought the assistance of the local government units, Parent-Teachers Associations, barangay officials, civil society groups, civic organizations and the business sector to ensure wide sectoral participation in the exercise.
“Our collective aim is a smooth June school opening, that is why we are preparing as early as January,” Luistro said.