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DepEd-CAR confirms readiness to accept over 400,000 students

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The Department of Education (DepEd)-Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) confirms that it is now ready to accept more than 400,000 learners before classes formally open nationwide on October 5.

As of September 24, more than 400,099 students have enrolled in both public and private schools. 86,230 learners are from Benguet Province; followed by 48,108 from Ifugao Province; 38,549 from Tabuk City; 37,179 from Mountain Province; 33,319 from Kalinga province; and 23,480 from Kalinga province.

“Our initiatives from crafting our Learning Continuity Operational Plan, training of teachers and school heads, [the] conduct of mental health and psychosocial activities, to preparations of materials and delivery of learning packets would have gone in vain without the support of our stakeholders from all sectors of society — the ‘binnadang’ or ‘bayanihan’ spirit is very much active in this region,” said DepEd-CAR Regional Director May B. Eclar.

DepEd-CAR also launched its own YouTube channel, “DamiKnow”, which provides a variety of video and audio learning resources.

“We open a historic year, a victorious year because in spite of all the criticisms, the screams, the curses, and the shouts, 24 million learners still want to go to school, 50 million parents want their children to go to school, and around 900,000 teachers want to stay and continue teaching learners, as well as hundreds and thousands of staff of DepEd, have pushed themselves to the limit during the past few months to come out with appropriate responses and solutions to the challenges of the pandemic,” expressed DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones.

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