Just a few days before the opening of the new school year, parents and guardians of Grade 1 pupils of General Roxas Elementary School in Quezon City, line up to collect the books and modules that will be used by their children this coming school year 2021-2022, which starts on Monday, September 13, 2021.
At least 18,901,373 learners have enrolled in public and private schools nationwide for Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022 the Department of Education said.
Based on the latest data from its Learner Information System Quick Count, the department said 14,334,046 learners have enrolled as of August 31 and 4,557,327 during the early registration as of June 2.
Region 4-A (Calabarzon) has logged the highest number of enrollees with 2,736,301, including 2,225,592 learners enrolled and 480,709 under early registration.
The National Capital Region recorded the second-highest number of enrollees with 1,869,853, consisting of 1,577,728 learners and 292,125 registrants.
(Ieshua-Jairen Asuncion/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)