Schools Division of Parañaque City sustains its stance on enrollment as it shows a dramatic increase of 104 percent on the last day of its extended enrolment, July 15.

There’s no denying the generated Learners Enrollment Survey Form (LESF) reveals both online and offline enrollment results to garner a grand total of 100,740 learners enrolled compared to last year’s 96, 894 with the Senior High School to have doubled its increase of 7,258 or 192.4 percent compared that of last year’s 3,773.

Parents, guardians, or learners accessed the online enrollment posted via DepEd SDO Parañaque website or in the social media platforms of the schools from Kinder up to SHS levels in June 1 to 30. Then, the succeeding days, from July 1 up to the last day of its extension date had the offline enrollment wherein drop boxes in kiosks were provided in the respective schools and barangay halls.

Daily monitoring of the enrollment mattered most for Schools Division Superintendent Evangeline P. Ladines who encouraged all schoolheads to exhaust their means to reach out to the parents and enlighten them on the Modular Distance Learning (MDL) modality to be adapted for School Year 2020-2021.

Aside from that, the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) issues and concerns addressed appropriately formed part of the parents’ decision in sending their children back to school in the New Normal.

Truly that the SDO Parañaque adheres to the DepEd’s firm advocacy to continue education despite COVID-19 pandemic and that no learner must be left behind.

Specifically, the elementary level has a total enrollment of 55,988 or 98.7 percent; the Junior High School has 37,006 or 103 percent; and SPED, 488.  Aside from that, ALS brings in 1143 total enrollment, while the number of learners enrolled from private schools reaches to 4,569.

The figures indicate the relentless trust and confidence of the parents in the public school system with the supportive government officials of the city headed by Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez notwithstanding the steadfast leadership of Superintendent Ladines. (By Reena G. Orquina)