DepEd: Most of students want to enroll despite COVID-19 pandemic
Despite the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, still, most of the students want to enroll this school year, according to Secretary Briones.
“For the early registration, there are 1.4 million students who already said they want to go back to the school system. And even before the start of formal enrollment, certain regions are reporting they already attained 75% of their target enrollment number,” Briones said.
“Kumbaga sa eroplano, overbooked na. Marami pang nagi-indicate na gusto nilang magpa-reserve, mag-enroll, and this only shows that we highly value education,” she added.
Briones said that as the students show interest to continue schooling, it inspires the department to do its best in serving and delivering education with this new normal set up.
“We have been saying that the decision to go back to school will be up to the parents because they know what is best for their children. The parents, learners have spoken,” she said.
“We will humbly obey and follow,” Briones added.
Usec. Malaluan also reminds schools not to limit number of enrollees and to accept also enrollees as much as possible.
“Enrollment is not on a first come, first served basis. Hindi po ganoon ang sistema. Ang order po ni Secretary, i-enlist po muna lahat, and DepEd will take care of the organization of the classes at a later time,” Malaluan said.
“Titignan po muna natin. Once we know for sure [ilan ang enrollees], we will adjust. Kasi meron rin naman pong schools na kakaunti ang enrollment, meron rin na mas marami [ngayon], we can have allocation adjustments,” he added.