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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012


Early registration for SY 2012-13 set this Jan 28

by Rey Anthony H. Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, January 20 (PIA) – In line with the government’s education for all (EFA) thrust, the Department of Education (DepED) will hold an early registration in public schools on January 28.

"To be registered are kids eligible for kindergarten, grade one, out of school children (OSC) and out of school youth (OSY) including those with disabilities who may have problems accessing basic education,” said Dr. Erlinda Mahinay of the City DepEd division.

“The early registration allows the DepEd and local stakeholders to get a glimpse of how to prepare and assess the resource needs for school year 2012-2013,” Dr. Mahinay explained even as she said this has been an annual activity.

By virtue of DepEd Order No. 4, series of 2012, Dr. Mahinay, the City Assistant Schools Superintendent, bared the activity is an attempt to reach out to all 5 and 6 year olds to ensure their enrolment in kindergarten and grade 1 in the next school year.

On that day too, out of school children (OSC) and out of school youth (OSY) from disadvantaged indigenous peoples groups and street children aged 5-18 are listed to get them their preferred educational delivery system. It also establishes a census of OSC and OSY with disabilities to provide them alternative interventions, according to Rodrigo Almedilla, city Education program Supervisor.

“Working” OSC or OSYs are to choose between formal Alternative Delivery Mode or the Alternative Learning System (ALS) to get them the access to the basic constitutional right, adds Presentacion F. Dagondon, District ALS Coordinator.

“Registration is free, and parents just need to bring the kid’s birth certificate or a barangay captain’s certification of the kid’s residence to get accounted,” Almedilla interjected, during the forum aired over DyTR.

“The country espouses free basic education, and since we would want to determine how much we would be preparing as the school year 2012-2013 opens, we would need the data,” he stressed.

Four registration centers would be set up in all elementary and secondary schools, Dr. Mahinay said.

Center 1 accepts children eligible for pre school, those born October 31 2007 or earlier, Center 2 accepts grade 1 of kids born October 31-2006 to October 30, 2007.

Meanwhile, Center 3 caters to out of school children aged 6-8 while Center 4 caters to OSYs aged 9-11, according to Almedila.

Four registration centers also open up in the high schools where OSY aged 12-13 are listed, center two caters to OSYs aged 14-15, Center 3 for OSY aged 16-17 and Center 4 for OSY aged 18 and above.

Students currently enrolled in the schools need not register as the DepEd automatically forwards the list of active enrollees to the next school level, Dr. Mahinay said.

“This is for us to facilitate our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and attain the EFA objectives,” Dr. Mahinay said.

To help carry out the activities, the early registration would be ushered in by Child or Youth Find activities to make sure that these target students who should otherwise be in schools but are not, are herded back, stresses Dr. Mahinay. (30)

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