DEPED-CAR URGES PARENTS TO ENROLL KIDS EARLY
Elementary pupils in a public school in the city attentively listen as their teacher gives the lesson for the day. (Photo courtersy of Redjie Melvic Cawis/ PIA-CAR)
BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Education in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-CAR) on Tuesday urged parents to enroll their children early, to allow the department to properly prepare for the opening of classes for school year 2019-2020.
“This will give the school administration and the teachers an idea what to prepare so that children will immediately start their lessons on the first day of classes in June,” DepEd-CAR Public Affairs Officer Georaloy Palao-ay said.
He said the early registration this year will start from January 26 up to February 22 in all public schools in the country. Enrolment can be done from Monday until Saturday.
Palao-ay said early registration will be for incoming kindergarten pupils or those children who are 5 years old by June 1 and for incoming Grade 7 and Grade 11 students.
He particularly called on the parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten pupils to avail of the early registration, not only for their convenience and avoid the rush of the peak enrolment season but also to help the DepEd.
“That is why we are telling our stakeholders, the parents that if their children are incoming Kinder, they should avail of the early registration so that we would know what to prepare for the school opening in June,” he said.
“We have yet to establish a record for the kinder because it will be the first time that they will enter the formal education level. It will help a lot if the schools will have an idea how many they are expecting during the opening of classes,” he added.
Palao-ay said in the years of implementing the early registration, more parents are seen adhering to the call to have their children registered early.
DepEd Cordillera record shows that for school year 2018-2019, Cordillera has a total of 420,907 students from kinder to grade 12, with 352,519 enrolled in public schools and 68,388 in private schools.
The DepEd in the region is still studying the trend in enrolment population of students. (PNA)
Photo fromRedjie Melvic Cawis/ PIA-CAR/PNA