The Department of Education (DepEd) said that more than 5M students have enrolled in public schools nationwide during the first week of enrollment for the school year 2020-2021, as the educational system prepares to shift to a new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the statement of DepEd, a total of 5,086,600 public school learners nationwide enrolled from June 1 to June 5.
Along with enrollees in private schools, that number is at 5,204,949 signups for the academic year scheduled to start on August 24, they added.
The education agency has urged schools to conduct enrollment through remote methods, such as text messaging, social media, or online enrollment. Those who cannot do that can only go to schools during the last 2 weeks of June.
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Also on Friday, the DepEd said public school teachers would be allowed to work from home until June 30, except for those authorized by regional directors to be a part of the skeleton workforce required to physically report to schools.
Schools are set to implement various alternatives learning delivery methods to face-to-face learning, which is discouraged to avoid exposing students and teachers to the COVID-19.
5M students have enrolled during the first week of enrollment
Source: ABS-CBN News
Read more: DepEd News
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