DepED postpones early registration to Feb. 1

DepED postpones early registration to Feb. 1

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The Department od Education (DepEd) postponed the Early Registration to February 1, 2020 (Saturday), and runs until March 6 (Friday) because the Lunar New Year, a public holiday, falls on January 25.

Early Registration form will be soon available in this website.

DepEd said in a statement that the early registration aims to ensure that all new entrants for Kindergarten and Grades 1, 7, and 11 learners are accommodated in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide.

Through DepEd Order (DO) No. 3, s. 2018, otherwise known as the “Basic Education Enrolment Policy,” Briones stated that early registration seeks to locate, identify and register out-of-school children and youth in the community who may be characterized as: living with disability/ies, living in off-grid/far-flung community; a barangay without a school, or a geographically isolated area; displaced due to natural disaster; living in an armed conflict area or area with high level of criminality/drug abuse; having chronic illness or nutritional problem/s; victim of child abuse or economic exploitation; stateless/undocumented; in conflict with the law; living on the streets; and no longer in school but interested in going back to school.

The early registration policy prescribed that registrants must satisfy the following eligibility rules:

5 years old on or before August 31, 2020

Grade 1
Kinder completer or;
PEPT Passer for Kinder Level or;
6 years old and above by August 31, 2020 but not Kinder Completer who assessed Grade 1-ready as per ECD checklist may also pre-register (DO 47, s. 2016)

Grade 7
Grade 6 completer or;
PEPT Passer for Grade 6 or;
ALS A&E Elementary Passer

Grade 11
Grade 10 completer or;
PEPT Passer for Grade 10 or;
ALS A&E Secondary passer

DepEd said that for Kindergarten and Grade 1, a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or National Statistics Authority (NSO) birth certificate must be submitted. 

In case of its absence, a Local Civil Registrar (LCR) birth certificate, baptismal, or barangay certificate can be submitted.

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