The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded parents and students of the enrollment deadline on June 30, Tuesday, as only around 15 million out of the 27 million expected students have registered.
In a statement issued on Saturday, DepEd said Learner Enrollment Survey Forms (LESF) may be submitted remotely or via drop boxes on or before June 30.
“The Department of Education is reminding those who still intend to enroll in public schools to do so on or before June 30, 2020, Tuesday, as it is about to wrap up its month-long enrollment period,” it said.
“As of June 27, 8 a.m., total enrollment data were at 15,182,075 nationwide, with 14,548, 915 registered in public schools, including those in the Alternative Learning System,” it added.
Pinaaalalahanan ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon ang mga nais mag-enroll sa public schools na gawin ito bago ang pagsasara ng enrollment sa Martes, Hunyo 30. pic.twitter.com/l2yPnKSLDT— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) June 27, 2020
Citing the total number of enrollees in 2019, DepEd earlier said it is expecting around 27.7 million students for the school year 2020-2021.
It means around 12 million students have not enrolled yet and only have three days left to register for the coming school year.
DepEd set the first two weeks of June for online enrollment, while the other two weeks for "physical" enrollment, where parents and learners will submit LESFs remotely or via drop boxes.
“For questions on the enrollment and other initiatives of DepEd in the upcoming school year, parents and learners can contact nearest division office or school,” DepEd said.
“They may also seek assistance from their barangay when submitting LESF,” it added.
Due to the threat of COVID-19, the DepEd decided to resume classes through distance learning, where students do not have to go to school to participate in classes to avoid possible transmission of the virus.
It also removed around 60% of the curriculum to adjust for the remote learning approach this coming school year, which was scheduled to start on August 24.
The department has been preparing for ways to deliver education to students through self-learning modules, broadcast media, and the internet. —Joviland Rita/KG, GMA News