DepEd encourages parents to enroll kids, offer various learning modes
SAN JOSE, Antique, June 20 (PIA) – – The Department of Education (DepEd) encouraged parents to enroll their children for school year 2020-2021 despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Antique Schools Division Superintendent Feliza Beriong, in press conference, emphasized that the safety of the children is the prime concern of DepEd.
However, the children could not stay idle, thus different learning modalities are being offered depending on the capacities and also the needs of the children, she said.
To date, only 31.08 percent or 44,792 students have enrolled in public school, according to Evelyn C. Remo, Chief Education Supervisor School Governance and Operations Division.
Remo said there is a low turnout of enrollment this school year, so far, compared to the data of the previous year’s enrollment of more than 114,000.
With this, the barangay officials, teachers and other stakeholders are enjoined to help facilitate the enrollment of children.
Teachers, ‘though not allowed yet to report to school, are encouraged to help facilitate the enrollment of their students to the next grade this school year, she said.
Beriong also urged parents to seriously answer the questionnaire included in the enrollment form so that the needs of the children will be considered in the continuity planning of DepEd.
The responses of parents/guardian in the enrollment form will form part of the decision on the type of learning modalities the student is suitable to engage in taking into considerations the resources, capacities of the learners and their needs as well, she said.
Gaudencio C. Riego, Chief Education Supervisor Curriculum Implementation Division, said that DepEd has learning Continuity Plan which contain for four learning modalities in the delivery of instruction, such as face to face instruction, though this could not happen soonest but when schools will be allowed later some schools opted for this mode of learning.
Another proposal is face to face instruction with shifting of classes for schools with more that 20 earners in each class, Online instruction and use of other platforms and modular learning are among the learning modes that students could engage in if the opening of classes will push through by August.
Riego emphasized that no competencies will be lost with these modalities as DepEd has reviewed these competencies and streamlined various subjects.
Meanwhile, Beriong also expressed gratitude to Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and the Provincial School Board for the support they are giving to DepEd Antique to implement various learning modalities for the children. (JBG/psm/PIA-Antique)