The city of Pasig has announced that it has hit 93 percent of its enrollment target for the upcoming school year.
A representative from the Department of Education (DepEd) shared on Thursday that as of July 15, 131,000 students had enrolled in the city’s schools. July 15 is the last official day of enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year. Pasig City’s local government earlier forecasted a total of 138,000 enrollees by the end of the enrollment period.
As early as May, Pasig City announced said it would provide gadgets for its teachers and students. Learners would receive the gadget on a one-is-to-one basis. Pasig’s City Council approved the budget of P1.2 billion for the purchase of laptops, tablets, and other educational materials. Around 2,500 students from the Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP) were projected to receive the gizmos worth approximately P30 million.
In June, Pasig City’s government shared that it is ready for the opening of classes in August, with the implementation of flexible and blended learning methods. It declared three remote enrollment methods such as through using an online platform, through the accomplishment of a physical “Learner Enrollment Survey Form”, or through a telephone call.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto encouraged parents to enroll their children in public schools, emphasizing how the education would be free, saying, “Wala kayong extra na gastos dito, papasok lang po kayo, mag-enroll lang po kayo tapos kami na po bahala sa distance learning.” He also vowed each resident would be provided access to the Internet, through determined local network points.
Classes were earlier disrupted in March as community quarantines were implemented all over the country. The 2020-2021 school year is set to formally open on August 24.
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