The month-long enrolment in June will determine the participation of parents and students in School Year 2020-2021 amid the threat of COVID-19, a Department of Education (DepEd) official said Monday.
Interviewed on Unang Hirit, DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said the enrolment would not be traditional where students and parents have to go to campuses.
“Ito nga ‘yung ino-offer sa kanila na kung kanilang mararapatin na ipa-enrol ang kanilang mga bata. Ngayong June 1 to June 30 ay magkakaroon tayo ng enrolment sa public schools,” he said.
“Ito ay magiging validation noong early registration na ginawa natin early this year para malaman natin kung ano ang decision na ating mga magulang at mag-aaral kung lalahok sila dito sa ating school year,” he added.
Malaluan explained that the previous advisers of students will contact parents of their former students for the enrolment. He added that online facilities of the schools can also be used.
If contacts and online facilities are not available, Malaluan said the schools will find ways to send enrolment forms to parents.
He appealed to parents, students, and teachers not to judge the opening of classes amid the pandemic “without looking at the details.”
Asked about if a student catches the virus, Malulan said that required health standards are set up in schools where face-to-face classes will be allowed based on their risk category. --KBK, GMA News