Senior HS enrollees hit one million mark — DepEd

MANILA – The enrollees of the senior high school has reached one million mark on Friday, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).

As of 11am on June 17, the DepEd reported that 1,009,139 Grade 11 learners are now enrolled in Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide.

DepEd is expecting the numbers to rise further since as of June 17, over 1,600 schools have yet to submit their respective report of their SHS enrollees to the DepEd.

“Napatunayan ng Pilipino na handa tayo sa pagbabago. Nakatawid na tayo sa liwanag. Kaya naman pala ng Pinoy kung ating pagtutulungan,” DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro said.

Of the more than one million SHS learners, around 691,000 are enrolled in public schools and more than 317,000 are in private schools.

The SHS covers the last two years of the K to 12 program and includes Grades 11 and 12. In SHS, students will go through a core curriculum and subjects under a track of their choice.

DepEd’s real time Learner Information System revealed that some 610,000 chose to take the academic track; over 394,000 technical-vocational-livelihood track; 2,728 are in arts and design track, and 1,537 in sports track. – PNA/