September 13, 2021

The second pandemic school year was started on September 13th

The Department of Education (DepEd) began courses in public and private schools throughout the country on Monday for the school year 2021-2022.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones stated in her welcoming address that this year’s start of classes is the second “in the time of Covid and a celebration of previous school year’s achievement.”

Since the outbreak, the Department of Education has established a learning continuity strategy, reducing key learning skills from over 15,000 to 5,000 and developing modules.

Face-to-face courses have been stopped owing to the danger of additional transmissible coronavirus strains, therefore digital learning methods have been created.

“We had a successful School Year 2020-2021. Our preliminary graduation statistics showed that 98.13 percent of Grade 6 students (2,055,499 out of 2,115,040) graduated, and our Grade 10 students performed well. “Out of 1,940,578 students, 96.9%, or 1,881,817, finished their studies,” Briones added.

Too far, a total of 24,603,822 million students have registered in private and public schools throughout the country.

As of June 2, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Education’s Learner Information System Quick Count, about 20,046,495 students had enrolled, with 4,557,327 registering early.

In the meanwhile, 198,297 students have signed up for the Alternative Learning System.

“Based on our LIS-quick count, we are pleased with the enrolment turnout today at school opening. The enrollment statistics continue to show an increasing trend, according to Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan.

Given the reporting lag and the fact that many areas have surpassed 100 percent of last year’s enrolment, Malaluan believes there is evidence that not only last year’s learners are continuing this year, but also those learners who chose to skip are returning.

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