ANGELES CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- Senior High School (SHS) enrollees in the city exceeded 100 percent of the target for school year 2020-2021.
Based on the data from the Angeles City Schools Division Office, SHS enrollees for this school year as of August 12 reached 7,755 students or 129.70%, compared to 5,979 who enrolled last school year.
"Currently, we have 78,241 or 93.8% total enrollees for SY 2020-2021, compared last year. Our biggest number belongs to the SHS which exceeds 100%. This was followed by the Junior High School enrollees with 26,446 students or 95.39% of our target," Schools Division Superintendent Irelyn Tamayo said.
For the elementary students, Tamayo said the city logged 44,040 enrollees or 83.57% of the target. Majority of these enrollees, Tamayo added, will utilize self-learning modules in their studies.
"We have already printed the modules for the first four weeks of classes and also conducted simulation activities in selected schools for Kindergarten, Special Education, Science and Technology programs, and Madrasah," the Department of Education (DepEd) official said.
Aside from the self-learning modules from the DepEd Central Office, Angeles City also crafted Learning Activity Sheets based on the Most Essential Learning Competencies identified for the students.
"Using this, there are concepts that the students will read and afterwards, there are activities that need to be done to check if they understand the concept being delivered to them. The most important part of the Learning Activity Sheets is the creative activity at the end to assess if the child really learns according to the selected competency," Tamayo said.
However, aside from modular learning, DepEd Angeles City will also utilize online learning or blended learning.
"In support of our online learning, the city government is in the process of procuring 55,000 tablets which will be distributed to the city's 53 public schools, for use of Grade 4 to Grade 12 students," Tamayo said.
The city also strengthened internet connectivity in schools and surrounding barangays to give students and teachers access to online learning. PhP7 million was also allotted by the city for the reproduction of our modules," she said.
Angeles City Schools Division Office also partnered with local radio station GVAM for its radio-based instruction for Grade 2 students, while also encouraging learners to utilize the TV-based instruction initiated by the DepEd Central Office.
In closing, Tamayo called on all education stakeholders to unite in order to ensure continuous education despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3)