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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

1,573 schools in CAR start holding face-to-face classes, enrollment up by 85%

Updated: Aug 30, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga – A total 0f 1,573 or 75 percent of the total number of schools in the region start holding face-to-face classes this August 22 of this school year, according to the Department of Education-Cordillera.

Of said number, 1,297 are elementary schools, while 276 are secondary schools.

For other learning institutions, 531 opted to continue having blended learning, while 4 secondary schools from Abra pushed through with the distance learning modality.

The breakdown of schools holding face-to-face classes per province is as follows: Abra, 283 schools, Apayao- 156, Baguio – 41, Benguet -366, Ifugao-204, Kalinga-160, Mt. province – 271, and Tabuk City – 92.

Meantime, these are the number of schools that decided to have blended learning: 63 in Abra, 50 in Apayao, 127 in Baguio, 140 in Benguet, 73 in Ifugao, 41 in Kalinga, 11 in Mt. Province, and 26 in Tabuk City.

DepEd earlier said that the transition period shall be from August 22 to October 31, allowing schools to implement 3 days of in-person classes and 2 days of distance learning modalities.

On November 2, schools are expected to shift to full implementation of the face-to-face modality.

Number of Enrollees this School Year

DepEd-Cordillera said that 381,000 students have enrolled, which is 85.25 percent higher than last school year.

Said data is the grand total of enrollees in both public and private learning institutions.

Of this number, 204,587 are elementary pupils, 119,776 are Junior High School students, 57,747 are Senior High School students and 2,297 are students in the Alternative Learning System or ALS.

Benguet was listed as having the highest number of enrollees, followed by Abra, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, Baguio City, and Tabuk City.

“At this point, the department extends its immense gratefulness to all its education partners for all initiatives and efforts extended to guide schools in addressing learning gaps and ensure recovery of any student learning loss,” DepEd Cordillera said in a statement.

“Further, utmost commendations are accorded to all teachers who worked relentlessly in preparing not only safe learning environments, but the learners’ preparedness as well,” the agency added.


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