DepEd Orders

The duly designated District Nonformal Education Coordinators (DNFECs) across the country shall be required to continue rendering full-time service in order not to prejudice the various program concerns in Nonformal Education and the Alternative Learning System (NFE/ALS). See enclosure for the duties and responsibilities of the DNFECs. This Order is hereby issued in accordance with the provisions of RA 9155 which stipulates the essential role of DNFECs as a key figure in the NFE/ALS Program implementation, among others.

Posted on July 23, 2003

The Nonformal Education Accreditation and Equivalency Program (NFE A&E) is an alternative learning system which is designed to provide an opportunity to the out-of-school youth and adults fifteen (15) years old and above to continue learning outside of the classroom and a chance to reenter the formal school system (Source: NFE A&E Manual of Operations, 1999).

Posted on March 11, 2003

In order to address the learning needs of NFE A&E learners wishing to enter college, the Bureau of Nonformal Education (BNFE) developed a range of supplementary bridging courses to provide interested learners with skills and competencies in higher Mathematics, Advanced Science, English and Filipino if they are to cope with the demands and entry requirements of college education.

Posted on February 12, 2003

The April 2003 Nonformal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) Te:sts will be administered in approved designated Testing Centers on Sunday, 27 April 2003 to qualified Filipiino citizens, Balikbayans and Foreigners, in the identified sites with NFE A&E implementation.

Posted on January 14, 2003
The Non-formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) developed by the Bureau of Non-formal Education (BNFE) under the ADB-assisted Philippines Non-formal Education Project (PNFEP) provides an alternative means of certification of learning to Filipinos and foreigners aged 15 years and above, who are basically literate, who are unable to avail of the formal school system, or who have dropped out of formal elementary or secondary school.
Posted on September 12, 2002
Pursuant to DECS Order No. 41; s. 2001, the implementation of the Balik Paaralan Para Sa Out-of-School Adults Program was turned over/transferred from the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) to the Bureau of Non-formal Education (BNFE). The BP-OSA was initially implemented by BSE in 33 participating secondary schools nationwide
Posted on August 2, 2002
The May 2002 Non-formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) Tests will be administered in approved designated Testing Centers on May 2002 to qualified Filipino citizens, Balikbayans and Foreigners, in the approved sites of the Philippines Non-formal Education Project sites and other identified sites with NFE A&E implementation.
Posted on April 4, 2002
The Balik Paaralan Para sa Out-of-School-Adults (BP-OSA) project is hereby transferred from the Bureau of Secondary Education to the Bureau of Non- Formal Education.
Posted on August 13, 2001
The July 2001 Non formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) Tests will be administered in approved designated Testing Centers on 1 July 2001 to qualified Filipino citizens, Balikbayans and Foreigners, in the approved sites of the ADB - assisted Philippines Non formal Education Project.
Posted on June 3, 2001