13,752,109 students have already registered in public and private schools nationwide for Academic Year 2020-2021, Department of Education (DepEd) reported.
“Ito ay kalahati na sa ine-expect natin na mag-enroll for this school year. Sabihin natin bakit kalahati lang naka-enroll, online ang enrollment natin for the first two weeks, ngayon, dropbox ang ginagamit sa mga bayan na walang Internet connectivity,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.
[This (number) is half of our expected enrollees for this school year. Say this is just half because our enrollment is online for the first two weeks and dropboxes are used in places without Internet connectivity.]
Briones remains positive that enrollment in private schools will increase by July.
DepEd said teachers are also busy with the training on the proper use of the department’s online facilities for the shift to ‘blended learning.’
“More than 300,000 teachers na ang na-te-train. May mga inumpisahan nang upskilling sa National Educators Academy of the Philippines,” Briones said.
[More than 300,000 teachers have been trained. Some [teachers have undergone] upskilling in the National Educators Academy of the Philippines.]