Elizabeth Marcelo – The Philippine Star
September 2, 2023 | 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 25 million elementary and high school students have enrolled for school year 2023-2024, based on data released by the Department of Education (DepEd) a week after the official start of classes.
As of 9 a.m. yesterday, the DepEd reported a total of 24,961,439 students enrolled in public and private kindergarten, elementary and high schools, as well as in Philippine schools overseas and under the Alternative Learning System (ALS).
The figure remains below the DepEd’s projection of 28.8 million students for this school year, although the department said schools would continue to accept late enrollees. No date has been set yet for the last day of enrollment.
Region 4-A tallied the most number of enrolled students at 3,692,857