DepEd still short of enrollment target days before classes open
The Department of Education(DepEd) is still short of its enrollment target, days before classes open.
The DepEd expects almost 28.6 million students to enroll but as of Friday, only 27 million had registered, DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said.
There was no decision to extend the enrollment period, Poa said.
DepEd has announced that 29,700 schools will implement a blended learning system. The rest of the schools will adopt the five-day face-to-face learning scheme.
“If you add both of that, around 90 percent will have an in-person aspect for the opening of classes,” Poa said.
Poa said only 1,000 schools will still resort to full-distance learning because many classrooms damaged during natural calamities were being repaired or rebuilt.
Poa also said that teachers will receive a P5,000 cash allowance within the first week of school opening.