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ESCUDERO TO SCHOOLS: ACCEPT UNVAXXED STUDENTS

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero warned public schools not to turn away unvaccinated students as the country’s education system prepares for in-person classes. Escudero, who is seeking a return to the Senate, made the call as the Department of Education (DepEd) launched an early registration for the academic year 2022-2023. The pre-registration, which began on March […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DEPED: USE CFS TO BOOST ENROLLMENT

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to roll out the Child Find System (CFS) to increase the number of enrolled learners with disabilities. Gatchalian made this call after the DepEd revealed that it is targeting to increase enrollment among learners with disabilities. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts […]

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BOOST ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENROLLMENT – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian bats for increased enrollment in the Alternative Learning System (ALS). As of September 15, there are 199,422 enrolled in ALS for SY 2021-2022. Last school year, there were 599,365 enrolled in ALS. For public and private basic education institutions as well as state and local universities and colleges (SUCs and LUCs), enrollment […]

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS NEED GOV’T AID TO BOOST ENROLLMENT AMID PANDEMIC — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian raised the urgency of giving government aid to struggling private schools as enrollment in these institutions sharply drop amid the coronavirus pandemic. Out of 20,220,507 learners enrolled nationwide as of July 15, only 1,050,437 are enrolled in private schools. Last year some 4 million students were enrolled in private schools. The Department […]

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KEEP GIRLS IN SCHOOL AMID COVID-19 CRISIS – GATCHALIAN

Following the release of an International Labour Organization (ILO) report on how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately affecting young people, especially women, Senator Win Gatchalian said the Department of Education (DepEd) should have a targeted approach to prevent more girls from dropping out of school as the schools enter the final stretch of […]