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DepEd 2022 Budget increased by 6% for face-to-face classes

DepEd 2022 Budget increased by 6% for face-to-face classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) and its related agencies are set to receive a P629.8 billion budget for its National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2022 which is six percent higher than last year’s budget.

DepEd announced that it has “successfully defended” its approved budget for 2022 amounting to P629.8 billion before the Senate of the Philippines on Nov. 22.

The increase is to be used for face-to-face classes expansion.

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones thanked the Senate for supporting the DepEd’s need.

“On behalf of the DepEd family, we thank and welcome our senators’ inputs for effectively allocating these funds that will surely build upon our capacity to provide the needs of our learners and teachers especially that we are gradually reopening the schools,” Briones said.

The budget will be utilized for Computerization Program (94.27 percent) and Government Assistance and Subsidies (5.73 percent) which covers the Senior High School (SHS) voucher program, among others.

Meanwhile, DepEd noted that the budget for the General Management and Supervision (MOOE) has also increased from P7.61 billion to P8.09 billion.

This is fund the health and safety needs of the schools in implementing face-to-face classes next school year.

DepEd said that after the Senate Plenary Hearing, its 2022 budget “now awaits bicameral deliberations for their approval before the President.”