DepEd: 4.4 million learners already registered for SY 2021-2022

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones

Over 4 million learners nationwide have registered for school year ( SY) 2021-2022, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Tuesday.

The DepEd said that as of May 24, 2021, 4,460,499 learners nationwide in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 7, and Grade 11 have registered.

DepEd data showed that the regions with the highest number of registered learners are Calabarzon (464,852), Region 7 (401,334), and Region 6 (376,310).

The DepEd said that parents can still register their children until the end of May.

“We are very happy with the outcome of our early registration. It surpasses our expectations when it comes to the number of learners and parents willing to start or continue their studies. Amidst the current situation, this only shows how important education is to our stakeholders,” Secretary of Education Leonor Magtolis Briones said.

For the safety of learners, parents, and personnel, the DepEd has conducted its early registration by utilizing communication platforms like Facebook chats, text messaging, and drop-boxes in schools or barangays.

End-of-School-Year Rites

The DepEd , meanwhile, announced the conduct of End-of-School-Year (EOSY) Rites for Kindergarten, Grades 6, 10, and 12 learners who satisfactorily meet the curriculum requirements at the end of SY 2020-2021.

This also include SY 2019-2020 learners who passed the portfolio assessment in the ALS Elementary and Junior High School levels, and the first batch of Alternative Learning System Senior High School learners who meet the curriculum requirements.

“The 2021 EOSY Rites shall focus on the theme “Kalidad ng Edukasyon Lalong Patatagin sa Gitna ng Pandemya” (Strengthening the Quality of Education Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic) to highlight that amid all the challenges, the learners’ rights to inclusive and quality education, and to safety from the health risks of Covid-19 must be given priority,” the DepEd said.

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