DepEd Makes Revelation on Private Schools’ Enrollment Amid COVID-19 Crisis

DepEd Speaks on Enrollment in Private Schools This Year

DEPED – The Department of Education made a revelation on the enrollment in private schools amid the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippines now.

The Philippines is currently dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The whole country is under community quarantine measures for several months now to curb the spread of the disease.

These measures and as well as other protocols are all for the good intention of stopping the spread of coronavirus but they also have impacts in other areas.

Many businesses failed to survive the quarantine months. In fact, several businesses declared bankruptcy after having only expenses with no income for several months.

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DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones
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The fall down of the businesses greatly affect the people working for it. Many employees lost their job amid the COVID-19 crisis. This is perhaps on of the reasons why some parents who used to enroll their kids in private schools did not consider taking the same decision this year.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Department of Education (DepEd) revealed that the enrollment this year is only 50% of last year’s enrollment in private schools. Only 2.1 million students enrolled in private schools.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says that there is a clear connection between education and economy. Meanwhile, according to the report, the DepEd Secretary is hopeful that people getting their jobs back will give way for them to be able to enroll their kids to private schools again.

“Kung unti-unti namang bubukas ang ekonomiya natin, at dadami ‘yung mga tao natin, ang ating mga kapwa Filipino na magkaroon ng trabaho, maka-afford na silang makapag-aral ng kanilang anak sa private schools,” the Education Secretary said.

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