Public, private schools open for new, level-up enrollees

MAASIN CITY, Jan. 31 (PIA)  --  For four straight weeks from Jan. 26 until Feb. 22, elementary and secondary schools, including those with kindergarten and senior high school programs, open their doors to enlist new registrants.

The early registration regularly pushed by the Department of Education (DepEd) is designed to gather data on incoming number of kids, pupils, and students projected to enter kindergarten, grade 1, grade 7, and grade 11, respectively, so corresponding resources can be duly planned and allocated.

“Aside from those mentioned, school personnel also reach out to the community to look for out-of-school youths and differently-abled persons, so they can enroll in the alternative learning system (ALS), or be mainstreamed back to school.  Transferees from one school to another will also be accommodated,” said Lorlin Malbas, in-charge of planning at the DepEd provincial office.

The early registration remains open during weekdays including Saturdays within the 4-week period, Malbas emphasized during the Kapihan sa PIA forum live at DYDM Friday where she was the guest along with another DepEd-province staff, Jovena Amac, school based coordinator.

The basic requirement, especially for those entering kindergarten, is a PSA-generated birth certificate, to show that the child is aged five years old on or before August 31 this year, Amac said.

She added that for those who may not be able to present the said document during the monthlong early registration period can do so later, and not let such failure be an excuse for not enrolling.  (LDL/MMP/PIA-8 Southern Leyte)

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