Enrollment for SY 2021-2022 now at almost 8 million — DepEd

Published August 24, 2021, 12:35 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot


The enrollment for School Year (SY) 2021-2022 has reached almost eight million so far, an official of the Department of Education (DepEd) announced.

DepEd Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Nepomuceno Malaluan, during the virtual press conference for the National “Oplan Balik Eskwela” (OBE) on Tuesday, Aug. 24, said that based on the latest enrollment “Quick Count,” there are 7, 911, 172 learners currently enrolled for the incoming school year.

The partial enrollment data covered both public and private schools as well as State Universities and Colleges / Local Universities and Colleges (SUCs/LUCs) that offer basic education.

Malaluan said that DepEd started holding the regular enrollment on Aug. 16.

Enrollment data for SY 2021-2022 as of Aug. 24 (SOURCE: DepEd)

During the second week of regular enrollment, DepEd data showed that there are 3, 353, 845 enrollees for SY 2021-2022. Of this number, there are 3,184,651 enrollees in public schools, 164,022 in private schools and 5,172 in SUCs/LUCs.

Malaluan clarified that there might be a “lag in the reporting” of enrollment data since these come from DepEd’s field offices.

So far, Region IV-A has the highest number of enrollment with a running total of 1, 308, 443 enrollees. It was followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 760, 915 and Region III with 753, 106.

The current enrollment data, Malaluan said, included the number of enrollees during the Early Registration with 4,557,327 early registrants. It was open to incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7, and 11 students for SY 2021-2022.

Enroll early

Meanwhile, Malaluan also encouraged parents and learners to enroll early for the incoming school year.

“Atin pong pina-paalalahanan ang ating mga magulang at mag-aaral na huwag nang hintayin yung towards the last day of the enrollment at magpatala na at para malaman din natin kung ilan ang ating mga magiging mag-aaral at matulungan ang ating mga guro na ma-organize na ang kanilang mga klase (We remind our parents and students not to wait towards the last day of enrollment and enroll now so we will know how many of our students will be and we can help our teachers to be able to organize that their classes),” Malaluan said.

DepEd is currently implementing an enhanced enrollment process for SY 2021-2022. A remote enrollment system is implemented in areas under stricter community quarantine classifications.

Due to the ongoing public health situation in the country due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), DepEd enjoined parents and guardians to use remote means during the enrollment. This, DepEd said, may be done through text, call, email, and sending online messages.

DepEd said that in lower risk areas, limited physical submission of enrollment forms may be allowed as long as the minimum public health standards are complied with.

The regular enrollment period, Malaluan said, will run until Sept. 13 which is also the opening of classes.

Just like last year, DepEd is set to implement a distance learning set-up this incoming schools year where students will learn using multiple learning delivery modalities: printed modular (printed and offline); online learning; television and radio-based instruction; and a combination or “blending” of these modalities also called “blended learning.”


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