January 11, 2012 DO 4, s. 2012 – Declaring January 28, 2012 as the Early Registration Day For SY 2012-13 to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Objectives of Education For All (EFA)

January 11, 2012
DO 4, s. 2012
Declaring January 28, 2012 as the Early Registration Day For SY 2012-13 to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Objectives of Education For All (EFA)

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

  1. With the theme “Makapag-aral ay Karapatan Mo, Magpalista Ngayong Enero” this Department declares January 28, 2012 as the Early Registration Day for the School Year (SY) 2012-2013 in all public elementary and secondary schools to achieve universal participation and completion of the cycle. With the special participation of local and barangay officials, a massive advocacy campaign for the early registration of the out-of¬school children (OSC) and the out-of-school youth (OSY), including the children and youth with difficulties, and the regular pupils and students shall be undertaken at all levels in the Department starting January 2, 2012.
  2. The Early Registration Day generally aims to achieve the MDG on Universalization of Primary (Basic) Education and the objectives of the EFA. Specifically, this activity has the following objectives:a. To reach out to all five (5) year-old and six (6) year-old children to ensure their enrolment for the School Year (SY) 2012-2013 in Kindergarten and Grade 1;b. To guarantee enrolment of the out-of-school children (OSC) and the out-of¬ school youth (OSY) from the disadvantaged groups for the indigenous peoples (IPs) and street children ages 5 to 18 years old in their preferred education delivery system, either formal through alternative delivery mode (ADM) or alternative learning system (ALS);c. To establish census of the OSC and OSY with disabilities, ages 5 to 18 years old to provide them with appropriate education interventions;d. To enable the different levels (central, regional, division) of this Department to prepare the Three-Year Catch-Up Plan in Basic Education from SY 2012-2013 to SY 2014-2015 in order to accommodate the registered learners;

    e. To enable this Department, in collaboration with the local government units (LGUs), barangay officials, parents-teachers associations (PTAs), civil society/civic organizations and business sector, among others, to make the necessary preparation and to address potential resource needs in time for the opening of classes in June; and

    f. To support the schools in their efforts to provide education interventions to prevent pupils and students from dropping out from school.

  3. An advocacy campaign shall be undertaken to encourage the most number of parents to come out for the early registration. Regional and Division Communications Teams shall lead local campaigns supported by schools, parents, local and barangay officials and other stakeholders. They shall be guided by the Communications Unit or the Central Office (CO) that shall prepare advocacy materials that will be made available to other DepEd Offices.
  4. The registration process shall include the following activities the details of which are found in Enclosure No. 1.a. January 2-28, 2012: Child or Youth Find Activities;
    b. January 28, 2012: Early Registration Day in All Public Schools;
    c. January 30-February 03, 2012: School Submission and Coordination of Registration Data; and
    d. February 6-March 6, 2012: Planning to Address Resource Gaps and Implementation of Different Program Interventions.
  5. Expenses related to the Early Registration Day shall be charged to OSEC Funds or Local Funds as appropriate and as authorized, subject to existing accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
  6. For inquiries about the early registration, please contact the Early Registration Help Desk at any of these telephone nos: (02) 631-5057 or (02) 638-3703, or send a message through e-mail: earlyreg2011@gmail.com.
  7. Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.

Encls.: As stated
Reference: DepEd Order: No. 2, 2011

To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
DATA (Statistics)