All set for January 26 nationwide early registration in public schools

January 25, 2013 5:06 am 

By Paula D. Navarra

MANILA Jan 24 — The Department of Education is targeting at least 10 million early registrants this Saturday when the department mobilizes its workforce and partner agencies for the nationwide early registration for school year 2013-2014.

“It's all systems go for this Saturday’s early registration of learners which we will conduct simultaneously nationwide for incoming kinder, regular students in all public schools as well as those who will avail of alternative delivery modes and learning systems,” said Education secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC.

DepEd is mobilizing the local government units, the parent teachers association, civic groups, non-government organizations and other education stakeholders to find school-aged children and youth who are out of school, register and bring them to school when school year 2013-2014 opens in June.

All five year olds are also enjoined to be registered for enlistment in kinder class in all public schools as well six year olds for registration in Grade 1 class.

Also targeted for early registration are differently-abled children and youth with learning difficulties, those belonging to IP communities, street children and other school-aged learners who are out of school.

“We are duty-bound to make education accessible to all Filipino learners and this is part of our commitment to make Education For All (EFA) a reality,” Luistro explained.

DepEd and its partner agencies are working full throttle to ensure the success of the early registration which is being held in January every year. The information generated during the activity will be used to address possible resource gaps even before the regular school starts in June.

“Information is power and with the power of information we will be better equipped to bring more children to school and prevent their dropping out by providing the necessary intervention,” Luistro added. (PNA)

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