DepEd reports ‘100% enrollment’ in public schools

DepEd reports ‘100% enrollment’ in public schools

LEARNING THROUGH MODULES. John Jeffrey Aquino, 15, a junior high school student at the Dasmariñas Integrated High School in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, answers printed learning modules at home on Tuesday (Oct. 6, 2020). Students who have no internet access are given printed modules to ensure learning continuity as classes through blended learning for the school year 2020-2021 started last Monday. (PNA photo by Gil Calinga)

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday reported it has achieved “100 percent enrollment” in public schools nationwide for the school year 2020 to 2021 which opened October 5.

Latest enrollment data from the department show that a total of 22,587,496 learners have enrolled in public schools which is 14,573 higher compared to the number of enrollees last year at 22,572,923.

In private schools, there are a total of 2.18 million learners enrolled. Combined, the overall enrollment tally nationwide is 24.8 million.

Region-4A (Calabarzon) logged the highest number of enrollees with 3,421,256 while the Cordillera Administrative Region recorded the lowest with 400,105.

The enrollees were from kindergarten to senior high school, as well as learners with disabilities and those taking the alternative system.

During a Cabinet meeting on Monday, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said current enrollment is “higher than the 80 percent adjusted number which was assigned to the DepEd by the National Economic and Development Authority”. (PNA)

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