DepEd: Late enrollees accepted until end of September

DepEd: Late enrollees accepted until the end of September

Enrollment for the school year (SY 2023-2024) is ongoing, and the Department of Education (DepEd) has recently announced that schools will still accept late enrollees until the end of September. This is good news for students who could not enroll on time for various reasons.

According to DepEd policy, schools will accept late enrollees if they can still meet 80% of the prescribed number of school days and the quarterly requirement to pass the grade level. This means that even if students enroll late, they still have a chance to catch up and succeed in their studies.

After the first month of the school year, schools will employ child-find procedures to determine why some students cannot return to school. This is important in ensuring all students can learn and grow, regardless of their circumstances.

For those unable to continue formal schooling, the Alternative Learning System (ALS) is another alternative they can consider. ALS program provides non-formal education to out-of-school youth and adults who cannot attend formal schooling.

As of Wednesday morning, DepEd is still around three million short of its target with 25.89 million enrollees, according to data from DepEd's Learner Information System (LIS). This highlights the importance of ensuring all students can enroll and receive quality education.

Enrolling in school is an important step in a student's life. It is a time when they learn academic knowledge, values, skills, and attitudes that will help them succeed. Late enrollment should not hinder a student's chance to learn and grow, and DepEd's policy allows for flexibility in accommodating those who could not enroll on time.

Parents and guardians must take advantage of this policy and ensure their children are enrolled immediately. Education is a right that should be given to everyone, and every effort should be made to ensure that all students are allowed to receive it.

DepEd's policy of allowing late enrollees until the end of September is a welcome development for students who could not enroll on time. This policy shows the department's commitment to ensuring that every child is given a chance to learn and succeed. Let us all do our part in ensuring that education is accessible to all. Late enrollees are now allowed until the end of September, according to a recent policy released by the DepEd. 

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