Schools urged to keep graduation rites simple


KEEP graduation rites simple.

This was stressed over the weekend by Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, as graduation ceremonies loom, with thousands of elementary and high school students eagerly anticipating the event.

Luistro advised schools to maintain the solemnity of the occasion by being frugal and simple.

“While the graduation rites mark a milestone in every learner, we should keep it prudent and economical. Extravagant attires and venues are not necessary to make an impression; the important thing is we send the message of nationalism, excellence and resilience to every graduate,” he said.

In accordance with the School Calendar for School Year 2013-2014, the Graduation Rites should be scheduled either on the 27th or the 28th of March this year.

For regions or schools divisions who extended their academic year because of natural or man-made calamities, the rites should be scheduled based on their respective revised school calendars as approved by DepEd.

All private and public elementary and secondary schools nationwide are expected to strictly comply with the requirements for graduation.

Meanwhile, DeEd stressed that non-academic activities such as attendance to field trips and JS Promenade should not be imposed as a prerequisite to graduation.


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  1. Salamat! Maraming nangungutang para mag arkila ng toga, magbayad sa malaking venue, etc. Grade school at highschool pa lang naman. Kami nung nag graduate ng high school. Naka uniform lang na luma na. Kung ano pamasok naming sapatos, yun din ang gamit namin. Maganda at meaningful pa din dahil sa programa!

    Wala kaming prom, walang yearbook, etc. Nagawa namin, dapat magawa din ng lahat lalo sa panahong tag hirap!