Duterte to Lead 2022 Nat’l School Opening Day Program in Bataan – Manila Bulletin


Vice President Sara Duterte, who serves as Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) in a concurrent capacity, will be in Bataan on the first day of classes for the 2022-2023 (SY) school year.

Vice President and Assistant Secretary Sara Duterte (ALI VICOY/MANILA BULLETIN)

As announced by DepEd on Saturday August 20, the Head of DepEd is due to visit Dinalupihan Elementary School in Bataan on the school opening day set for August 22 for public schools nationwide.

Duterte’s visit to Dinalupihan ES is part of the National Schools Opening Day Program (NSODP) which will be organized by the Bataan School Division Office (SDO).

The VP-Secretary should deliver a message on the state of preparation of the DepEd for the new school year as well as call for the support of education actors for the success of the opening of the school.

The NSODP is part of the OBE 2022 which aims to “present school opening activities and OBE initiatives”.

The NSODP SY 2022-2023 will be streamed live on DepEd Official Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, DepEd Philippines Website at 1pm.

At a press conference on August 19, DepEd spokesman Michael Poa announced that “all systems are working” for the school opening this year.


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Based on the latest figures from DepEd, there are 27.1 million learners registered for SY 2022-2022.

Two years after schools closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DepEd enabled schools to hold face-to-face classes on the day the school opened.

Data from DepEd showed that there are 60,177 schools nationwide offering the K-12 program. Of this number, 47,553 are public schools and 12,624 are private schools.

Poa said that, based on reports from DepEd regional offices, 29,721 schools (51.8%) will implement the blended learning modality; 24,175 schools (46%) will implement five days of face-to-face lessons; and 1,004 schools (1.29%) have opted for full distance learning.


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From August 22 to October 31, DepEd will allow schools to implement alternative learning delivery modalities such as blended and distance learning.

However, starting Nov. 2, DepEd said five days of in-person classes will be mandatory for all state and public schools nationwide.


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