The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday reported that 7.249 million learners so far have enrolled in public schools nationwide for academic year 2021-2022.
The DepEd’s Learner Information System Quick Counts logged 2.692 million learners enrolled since Aug. 16 and 4.557 million during the early registration as of June 2.
So far, Calabarzon has logged the highest number of enrollees at 1.153 million – 672,379 learners enrolled and 480,709 under early registration.
The National Capital Region recorded the second highest number of enrollees with 980,783 (688,668 learners and 292,125 registrants).
Last year, 26.826 million students enrolled in Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 6, Junior High School, Senior High School, and the Alternative Learning System.
Registration will run until Sept. 13, the first day of the school year that will use blended learning.
Physical classes remain suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.