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DepEd Reaches Target Target For Enrollment Amid Pandemic

DepEd REACHES TARGET – The Department of Education announced that they have reached their target for enrollment for the upcoming classes this August.

Despite the massive outcry of millions of students, educators, and concerned groups, the DepEd maintained that they needed to push through with the classes. Even with the coronavirus pandemic, the education department revealed that around 22.2 million students have enrolled in public and private schools nationwide.

Although lower, it is still a whopping 80% of last year’s 27 million enrolled students. Meanwhile, according to an article from ABS-CBN, Education Undersecretary Jesus Mateo said:

Kailangan natin tingnan kasi yung nangyayari ngayon. Ang isang naapektuhan ay ang ekonomiya. Kapag naapektuhan yung income, mayroon tayong problema dyan tungkol sa pagpasok ng mga kabataan

In addition, Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan stated that most parents didn’t hesitate to enroll their children because of the distance learning platforms DepEd was offering.

DepEd Reaches Target For Enrollment Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Image from: The Straits Times

Moreover, he added that parents have come to realize that gadgets and internet are not required for their children to avail of the new learning modes.

I think there is some high level of trust among some learners and some parents that we can offer learning opportunities despite the COVID

Based on the data presented by DepEd, Calabarzon had the highest number of enrollees with over 3 million. This was followed by Central Luzon who had more than 2.3 million enrollees and the National Capital Region following with around 2.2 million.

Here is the data presented by Education Department:

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