Department of Education as it declares January 28, 2012 as early registration day for School Year (S.Y.) 2012-2013 in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide. No one left behind. Everybody goes to school which is the goal of DepEd by doing it.This year, 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. Compared last year which, the early registration covered only kindergarten which jumpstarted the K to 12 basic education reform program and the Grade 1 pupils and First Year high school as well.
Department of Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said “We have set aside this day for the early registration of out-of-school children, out-of-school –youth, children and youth with learning difficulties along with kinder, Grade 1 and incoming first year high school students and the Philippines is firmly committed to meet the goals of universal basic education and Education For All being advocated by the United Nations”
The early registration also aims to keep track of OSC and OSY with disabilities whose ages range from 5 to 18 across grade levels and provide them with appropriate education intervention and to guarantee enrolment of OSC and OSY from the disadvantaged groups, indigenous peoples and street children ages 5 to 18 in their preferred delivery system. They can choose between formal schooling through alternative delivery mode (ADM) or informal mode via the alternative learning system (ALS). “The state mandates that all Filipinos with or without learning disabilities must have access to education and the early registration aims to count them in,” the education chief explained.
DepEd has always tapped the cooperation of the community to ensure that all children who wants to learn are in school and that they stay in school through various intervention programs that will prevent them from dropping out. Make Guide to Career Education your resource if you want to work with children.