Eastern Visayas gears up for new school year with almost 900K enrollees

Eastern Visayas gears up for new school year with almost 900K enrollees

DepEd Eastern Visayas announces almost 900K students enrolled for 2023-2024. Schools are prepped, with an exception in Burauen due to property disputes. Photo: DepEd/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – With days remaining before the commencement of the new academic year 2023-2024, the Department of Education (DepEd) Eastern Visayas has recorded enrollments of close to 900,000 students spanning elementary to high school.

Mark Lito Gallano, the regional planning officer of DepEd Eastern Visayas, confirmed in a recent media session that 895,490 students have registered in over 4,000 institutions across six provinces as of Friday, August 25. This figure stands at 67% of the prior year's 1,319,785 enrollments.

"This is just a quick count. We’re expecting that by August 29, this number will change since more children have been processing their enrollment," remarked Gallano.

In alignment with DepEd Order No. 22, sanctioned by Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte, the enrollment period for the approaching academic year has been marked from August 7 to 26, 2023.

Eden Dadap, DepEd regional partnership focal person, conveyed that with the exception of Maghubas Elementary School in Burauen, Leyte—where a land claimant erected infrastructures and endeavored to shut down the school—all educational establishments in the region are poised to usher in students on August 29.

Having successfully concluded the Oplan Brigada Eskwela initiative with the aid of diverse contributors, Dadap confirmed, "We are 100% ready." This venture, held from August 14 to 19, witnessed the participation of 4,469 public and private primary and high schools throughout the region. It accentuated nationwide volunteer efforts to foster pristine, secure, and learner-centric academic environments.

The campaign garnered support from 7,713 regional partners, amassing donations amounting to PHP53.2 million.

In a parallel development, the regional DepEd office will scrutinize schools' adherence to the directive from Duterte that mandates classrooms to maintain unadorned walls.

Dadap emphasized, "With the provision of technical assistance from our regional office, we are hopeful that our division offices will monitor the compliance of this order. Teachers are not supposed to spend a lot to decorate their classrooms."

Reiterating Duterte's sentiment, Dadap stated that an uncluttered classroom facilitates students to focus on their instructors, textbooks, or tasks at hand. —iTalcoban (Source: PNA)

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