PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 28, 2012
DepEd reiterates call for Early Registration on January 28TACLOBAN CITY Leyte, Jan. 28 (PIA) – The Department of Education reiterated its call for the early registration set on January 28 to ensure that school-aged children are enrolled for school year 2012-13 and to achieve universal participation in basic education.
DepEd Region 8 Director Luisa Bautista-Yu enjoined the cooperation and support of the local government units, barangay officials, parents-teachers associations, civil society and the business sector to make the early registration program a success.
With the help of all the stakeholders in education, DepEd can make the necessary preparations and address the potential resource need in time for the opening of classes in June, Director Yu added.
She added that the turn-out of the early registration is very crucial as it will determine how many teachers, how many classrooms and how many school desks and books are needed for next school year.
Director Yu said that last year, the early registration covered only kindergarten which jumpstarted the K to 12 basic education reform program, as well as Grade 1 pupils and First Year high school students.
This year, DepEd has expanded the target of early registration to include out-of school children (OSC) and out-of school youth (OSY), and learners with disability, Director Yu said.
DepEd has set aside this day for the early registration of out-of-school children, out-of-school youth, children and youth with learning difficulties along with kinder, Grade 1 and incoming first year high school students, Director Yu said.
The early registration seeks to reach out to all five year-old children to enroll in kindergarten and for six year-olds to enlist for Grade 1.
It also aims to guarantee enrollment of OSC and OSY from the disadvantaged groups, indigenous peoples and street children ages 5 to 18 in their preferred delivery system. They can choose between formal schooling through alternative delivery mode (ADM) or informal mode via the alternative learning system (ALS).
The early registration also aims to keep track of OSC and OSY with disabilities whose ages range from 5 to 18 across grade levels and provide them with appropriate education intervention. (PIA 8)