/ 12 August 2022

THE NUMBER of enrollees in Leyte province dwindled compared to the previous year, the Department of Education reported.

The province had 404,928 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 during School Year 2021-2022.

However, it only recorded 250,973 enrollees two weeks before the start of classes. This is 153,955 lower than in the previous school year.

Leyte Schools Division Superintendent Manuel Albaño said that they are doubling their efforts to reach their target number of enrollees.

“The enrolment was a bit slow during the first two weeks, but based on recent reports, we are seeing an increase in the number of parents and children coming to school for the enrollment. We still have until August 22 to enroll the target population,” Albaño said.

“We will use all platforms to reach out [to] more children with the help of parents and community leaders. We want all our children to be counted,” he added.