Public school enrolment extended until July 15, says Roque
Parents have until July 15 to enroll their children in public schools for school year 2019-2020 after the government approved the extended enrollment period.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque(OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)Roque urged parents to enroll their children now and not wait for the lapse of the extended enrollment period.As the government move to implement blended learning methods due to the coronavirus threat, Roque admitted that the enrollment figures have so far been low especially in private schools.
Citing data from Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Roque said around 15.2 million learners have enrolled in public schools. Around 672,403 have enrolled in private schools. The enrollment period for public schools was previously set from June 1 to 30.
“Huwag na po natin antayin ang July 15. Puwede po ba ngayon pa lang, kapag pupuwede na, i-enroll na natin ang ating mga anak. Huwag naman hayvan na matigil ang proseso ng edukasyon ng ating mga anak bagamat may COVID-19 (Let us not wait for the July 15. If possible, enroll our children now. Let us not allow the education of our children be disrupted despite the COVID-19),” he said.
The Department of Education earlier announced that classes in basic education will begin on August 24, 2020 and end on April 30, 2012. Blended learning, that includes online classes and distance learning, will be implemented in lieu of face-to-face classes for the health and safety of students amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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