Articles worth reading

PLDT, Smart select Nokia’s WING for IoT services 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

PLDT Inc., through PLDT Enterprise and its Wireless arm Smart Communications. Inc., is in an advanced stage of discussion with long-time partner Nokia to provide next generation Internet of Things (IoT) services for its customers. Together, Smart and...

Malacanang waiting for budget approval

account_balanceCaloocan access_time4 days ago

Malacañang Palace hopes that the Congress’ version of the 2021 national budget will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte before the second week of December, according to a report by GMA News. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque J...

Photo Courtesy of Manila PIO

Manila opens new quarantine facility at PLM

account_balanceManila access_time4 days ago

Manila opened a 66-bed COVID-19 quarantine facility at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, the 14th facility to be opened in the nation’s capital. Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso said this is the biggest quarantine...

Metro News

Education Secretary Leonor Briones

24.5-million students enrol for 2021-2022 school year

account_balanceMetro News account_circleMylene Santos chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Monday the number of learners who have enrolled in public and private schools for the academic year 2020-2021 which will open on Oct. 5 "is very inspiring and encouraging".

Data from the department shows that as of Sept. 21, about 24,536,403 learners have enrolled nationwide.

Of the total number, about 22,360,102 learners have enrolled in public schools while 2,123,539 in private schools.

Region 4-A (Calabarzon) logged the highest number of enrollees with 3,390,329, and the Cordillera Administrative Region, the lowest at 397,612.

“This is already 88.35 percent of last year’s numbers. We have exceeded our original target to reach 80 percent, that would already be a victory in itself,” Briones said during a virtual media briefing.

The enrollees were from kindergarten to senior high school, as well as learners with disabilities and those taking the alternative learning system.

“May nagtatanong ang iba, ba’t ba tayo nagbubukas ng school ngayon? Well, ang sagot ko 'yan, (Some are asking why we're opening classes now? Well, that's my answer) you already have 24.5 million learners who expect to be going to school by Oct. 5 and we have a lot of catching up to do,” Briones said.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Manila on high alert for Quinta 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode22 hours ago

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso ordered the city engineering, social welfare and disaster risk reduction and management offices to be put on high alert as Typhoon Quinta brings moderate to heavy rains over the nation&rs...

4 OFWs catch Covid-19

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 hours ago

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported four new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections among Filipinos abroad, increasing the total number of cases to 11,203, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In its latest case bull...

DOH vows to contain measles outbreak

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Department of Health (DOH) aims to achieve “herd immunity” from the measle infection through nationwide immunization, according to a report by Philippine Star. The country can face a massive measles outbreak next year, with mill...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 month ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Solar-powered bike pit stop to open in San Juan Mass vaccination for Covid-19 expected mid-2021 Voter registration limited to 4 days a week PNP prepares for All Saints weekend Work shifts seen to help economy LTO releases new motorcycle plates Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature