DepEd re­ports bet­ter con­duct of early reg­is­tra­tion for School year 2019-2020

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – The De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd) suc­cess­fully con­ducted the first day of the early reg­is­tra­tion last Jan­uary 26, Satur­day, not­ing a huge turnout of in­com­ing Kin­der­garten, Grades 1, 7, and 11 learners who trooped to pub­lic schools across the coun­try to be pre-reg­is­tered for School Year (SY) 2019-2020.

As of Jan­uary 28, a to­tal of 760,530 learners al­ready had their in­for­ma­tion en­coded in the Early Reg­is­tra­tion Mod­ule of the Learner In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (LIS). The break­down of pre-reg­is­tered learners per re­gion is as fol­lows:

The De­part­ment also ob­served a more or­ga­nized early reg­is­tra­tion com­pared to the pre­vi­ous years, mainly due to the strength­ened in­for­ma­tion dis­sem­i­na­tion and the is­suance of DepEd Or­der No. 3, se­ries 2018 (Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion En­roll­ment Pol­icy), which uni­fied the poli­cies on en­roll­ment and clar­i­fied the re­quire­ments. The DO also helped min­i­mize the com­mon ques­tion­sof­par­ents/guardians

on pre-reg­is­ter­ing their chil­dren, specif­i­cally on the age re­quire­ment for Kin­der­garten and Grade 1. The teach­ers read­ily as­sisted the par­ents/ guardians and the learners at eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble pre-reg­is­tra­tion ar­eas within the schools.

“It’s just the first day, we have an en­tire month to go but we’re al­ready see­ing that this year is dif­fer­ent given the ef­fi­ciency of our teach­ers and key school per­son­nel in im­me­di­ately re­solv­ing the mi­nor chal­lenges en­coun­tered. This dif­fer­ence is also seen in how we strongly em­pha­size in­clu­siv­ity in the early reg­is­tra­tion process as schools high­light the var­i­ous in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams that they of­fer, par­tic­u­larly Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion (SPED) and the Al­ter­na­tive Learn­ing Sys­tem (ALS),” Sec­re­tary Leonor Mag­to­lis Bri­ones re­marked.

DepEd fur­ther at­trib­uted the or­derly im­ple­men­ta­tion of the early reg­is­tra­tion to the ac­tive in­volve­ment of all stake­hold­ers: the Schools Di­vi­sion Of­fices and schools that have mo­bi­lized their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties and lo­cal govern­ment units in ad­vo­cacy drive through mo­tor­cades, and strate­gi­cally placed posters and ban­ners; the Cen­tral, Re­gional, and Di­vi­sion Of­fices, and schools that have har­nessed the power of so­cial me­dia in spread­ing proper in­for­ma­tion to guide par­ents/ guardians and learners; me­dia, ed­u­ca­tion part­ners, and other ex­ter­nal stake­hold­ers that have in­ten­si­fied the cam­paign for the ac­tiv­ity.

The early reg­is­tra­tion, which aims to pro­vide the De­part­ment with per­ti­nent data to an­tic­i­pate the in­flux of stu­dents in the in­com­ing school year and to ready the re­sources needed, will con­tinue un­til Fe­bru­ary 22, Fri­day.

Af­ter the month-long ac­tiv­ity, the agency will con­duct an in-depth re­view of the en­tire early reg­is­tra­tion process to iden­tify the ef­fec­tive prac­tices, ma­jor chal­lenges and the re­spec­tive so­lu­tions to fur­ther strengthen the im­ple­men­ta­tion.

The early reg­is­tra­tion was first con­ducted in 2008, pri­mar­ily aimed at high school stu­dents, in com­pli­ance with DepEd Or­der No. 62, s. 2008 (Early Reg­is­tra­tion for In­com­ing First Year High School Stu­dents for School Year 2009-2010). In 2011, the ini­tia­tive was ex­tended to Kin­der­garten and ele­men­tary un­der DepEd Or­der No. 2, s. 2011 (Declar­ing Jan­uary 29, 2011 as Early Reg­is­tra­tion Day for School Year 2011-2012 to Achieve the Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goal in Ed­u­ca­tion), and was strength­ened fol­low­ing the is­suance of DepEd Or­der No. 3, se­ries 2018.— Michelle Catap Lac­son/ DepEd-3

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