DepEd sets early registration
Manila, Philippines — Registration in all public elementary and secondary schools for the 2014-2015 school year will be on January 25, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced yesterday.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said this will provide the relevant information to prepare for the number of students who will be registered in each school. He said one of the causes of overcrowded classrooms in public elementary and secondary schools every school opening is the lack of enough information to prepare for the students.
“If our school heads know how many students they will have ahead of time, they can better prepare classrooms and seats and learning materials,” Luistro said.
“Our aim is for a smooth June school opening, that is why we are preparing as early as January,” he said.
Luistro issued DepEd Order No. 2 s.2014 which said that early registration will be used by DepEd to gather information to base its preparations for the coming school opening in June.
“We want to prevent logistical problems when the new school year starts in June,” he explained. The specific target of the early registration are all five-year olds to ensure their enrolment in kindergarten and all six-year olds to ensure that they are enrolled in Grade 1 come June.