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DepEd Announces Extension of Enrollment Period Until September 30

The Department of Education (DepEd) has extended the enrollment period for the fiscal year 2021-2022 until September 30.

On Tuesday (September 14, 2021), Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that the agency has extended the enrollment until the end of September in consideration of difficulties due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Briones made the statement during the deliberation on the proposed P630.8- billion budget for the upcoming school year. She also said that the extension of enrollment becomes a traditional practice in the Philippines.

Enrollment Period

“We expect to match last year’s performance in enrollment. Since we are expecting… it’s a traditional practice to extend enrollment… and we are extending enrollment up to the end of the month of September,” Briones said.

Public schools are instructed to accept late enrollees until the end of September. Schools should still accept survey forms and submission of modified enrollment.

DepEd also encouraged Private schools, state colleges, universities and local universities to accept late enrollees until September 30. The academic year 2021-2022 officially started last Monday (September 13).

Enrollment Period

According to the agency, a total of 25,582,224 million students have enrolled for this school year.

The extension of enrollment would be a great relief towards the Filipino parents and students who were still trying to look for money. Some students could not enroll due to lack of financial support.

Many Filipino people are hoping that the Department of Education will make a solution to address the issues and hardships experiences by teachers and students on the distance learning system.

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