MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday that it is extending the enrollment period for School Year (SY) 2021-2022 until September 30.
DepEd Usec. Revsee Escobedo said the extension should encourage parents to still enroll their children for this school year.
“Magpapalabas po tayo ng memorandum na kung saan ang Department of Education ay tatanggap ng enrollees hanggang September 30, (We will release a memorandum stating that DepEd will accept enrollees until September 30),” he said.
The DepEd official also reported that the Public Assistance Command Center (PACC) of the department’s OPLAN Balik-Eskwela has received several complaints from parents and guardians regarding problems with the enrollment process and the blended learning system.
“Ang mga common concerns na natatanggap ng PACC, una iyong general information ng enrollment, pangalawa iyong remote at physical enrollment, tungkol sa instructions to parents and guardians, documentary requirements, modified learning enrollment and survey form. Iyong tungkol sa schools at ALS enrollment focal person at panghuli, ang tungkol sa mga mag-aaral na lumilipat mula sa private schools papuntang public schools, (The common concerns receive by the PACC: firstly, the information on enrollment; secondly, the remote and physical enrolment, regarding the instructions to parents and guardians; documentary requirements, modified learning enrollment, and survey form. Another concern is regarding schools ALS enrollment focal person; and lastly, about students transferring from private schools to public schools),” Escobedo said.
DepEd has logged 24, 603, 822 enrollees in formal basic education as of September 13. AAC (with reports from Janice Ingente)