THE Department of Education (DepEd) has started a month-long early registration for public elementary and secondary schools nationwide.
The DepEd said this will ensure that all school-aged children are enrolled for school year 2015-2016. The early registration started on January 24 and will last until February 27.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the month-long early registration period will give “Our collective aim is a smooth school opening come June, that is why we are preparing as early as January,” he said.
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 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 of granting all learners access to education.