The expanded early school registration for School Year 2012-2013 in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide. has started last January 28. The early registration covered Kindergarten to 12 basic education reform program, as well as Grade 1 pupils and First Year high school students. DepEd has expanded the target of early registration to include out-of school children (OSC) and out-of school youth (OSY), and learners with disability.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said that the Philippines is firmly committed to meet the goals of universal basic education and Education For All being advocated by the United Nations.
Early school registration purpose and aims:
- To reach out to all five year-old children to enroll in kindergarten and for six year-olds to enlist for Grade 1.
- To guarantee enrolment of out-of school children and out-of school youth from the disadvantaged groups, indigenous peoples and street children ages 5 to 18 in their preferred delivery system.
- To keep track of out-of school children and out-of school youth with disabilities whose ages range from 5 to 18 across grade levels and provide them with appropriate education intervention.
- To enlist the cooperation of the local government units, barangay officials, parents-teachers associations, civil society and the business sector.
My little boy is going to be a kindergarten student sooner and I feel the excitement of bringing my child to school. No matter what school your child is enrolled (private or public), the most important factor in child’s learning is the love, guidance and teachings that must be started at home by parents. Family is the basic unit of the society so parents should set a good example to build a brighter better future generation.