CAMIGUIN (PIA)—Despite challenges brought about by coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 for SY 2020-2021, the Department of Education (DepEd)-Camiguin Division recorded 81 percent of enrolment or 19,565 enrollees in public schools, June 25.
Such is based on the 24,120 student population for SY 2019-2020. The enrolment rate includes 1,153 enrollees for kindergarten, elementary (8,949), junior high school (6,875), and senior high school (2,571).
For private schools, about 26 percent or 511 out of the 1,961 target enrollees have enrolled for the upcoming school year.
Schools Division Superintendent Edgardo Abanil said they are on the preparatory works for the opening of classes, August 24. They are also working on the learning continuity plan (LCP) as well as the school LCP.
“The two general categories reflected in our LCP include the remote learning or no face-to-face mode, and the blended learning, which is a combination of the face-to-face and remote learning,” Abanil said.
For the remote learning modalities, DepEd-Camiguin has recorded 9,717 elementary students and 7,819 secondary level students who will utilize the printed learning materials with the use of modules, worksheets and activity sheets.
About 4,244 elementary students and 3,045 secondary level students prefer radio-based instruction while 2,136 elementary students and 2,071 secondary level students would use TV-based instruction through Island Cable.
Moreover, DepEd-Camiguin has recorded 1,662 elementary students and 2,091 secondary level students who prefer the online and offline educational resources.
For the TV-based instruction, Island Cable TV has provided a free of charge 4-hour per day slot to DepEd.
Currently, DepEd-Camiguin conducts and participates in webinars for school heads and teachers, which tackle online and offline class handling, psychological first aid, mental health promotion, and online assessment methods.
“Webinars for parents-teachers association (PTA) officials as partners in new normal schools, and for parents in guiding their children on their learning journey at home are also conducted,” Abanil said.
DepEd-Camiguin urges parents to enroll their children either through drop box, text or SMs, or online until June 30, 2020. (RTP/PIA10)