TACLOBAN CITY, Jan.19 (PIA) – The Department of Education
(Dep Ed) in Eastern Visayas region has started its preliminary
activities in compliance with DepEd Order No. 2, series of 2011,
declaring January 29 as the National Registration Day for the 2011-2012
incoming Kindergarten, Grade I and First Year high school students.
Among the initiatives made by the agency relative to the
office order is a series of advocacy campaigns coupled with on-site
registrations, in which the department is optimistic for a 75%
compliance by January 29.
With the theme,
“Makapagpa-enroll ay karapatan mo, magpalista ngayong Enero”, the
efforts of the academe towards children’s education is also being
assisted by the local government units and its barangay councils, in
which they help identify and even accompany the enrollees to school.
Relative to this, the education department is also
considering and listing down street children and youth as among their
prospective enrollees, as part of the “no-child-left-behind-school”
policy, the Millenium Development Goal of the Department of Education.
The pre-registration of incoming students is a regular
yearly activity of the Deped for almost a decade now, the purpose of
which is to determine the number of school teachers and school buildings
needed for the incoming school year.
activity targets 5-year old children for kindergarten, 6-year olds for
grade one, and those 12 years old for first year high school. The birth
certificate of the child which will serve as proof of age can be
submitted in June or within the school year.
For those students who are not presently enrolled in Grade 6 but have
completed the grade level and who want to be enrolled in first year high
school, they must present their Grade 6 card to the teacher- in- charge
of registration in high schools. A signed certification by the parent
or guardian that the enrollee has completed Grade 6 could also be
presented should there be no report card.
prospective first year students who have finished Grade 6 in previous
years and those who dropped out are likewise encouraged to enroll.