The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that enrollees can still register until the end of May for the School Year 2021-2022 which is expected to commence on August 23,2021.
To date, around 4.3 million learners from Kindergarten,Grade 1,7 and 11 were able to register for the school year. The deadline was extended until the end of May to give enough time for parents to register their children to the nearest school.
“We will continue to accept early registrants until the end of May to give you more time to register,” explained Undersecretary for Planning, and Human Resource and Organizational Development Jesus Mateo.
For the whole month of April, DepEd tallied 933,073 kindergarten, 1,502,900 Grade 1, 1,069,856 Grade 7, and 809,217 Grade 11 learners for a total of 4,315,046.CALABARZON recorded the highest number of registrants with 437,561 as of May 6,2021.
“We are very happy with the outcome of our early registration. It surpasses our expectations when it comes to the number of learners and parents willing to start or continue their studies. Amidst the current situation, this only shows how important education is to our stakeholders,” said Secretary of Education Leonor Magtolis Briones.
The department utilized various platforms for the registration such as Facebook chats, text messaging, and drop-boxes in schools or barangays.