DepEd apologizes for confusion, clarifies Grade 6 to have graduation rites


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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that qualified Grade 6 pupils will have their own graduation ceremony this year.
DepEd apologizes for confusion, clarifies Grade 6 to have graduation rites

DepEd calmed the disappointment of Grade 6 finishers and their parents after reports surfaced that they will not be allowed to have graduation rites (READ: DepEd: No graduation rites for Grade 6 this year, only for Senior High School).

The Education agency on February 18 issued DepEd Order 002 series of 2019, or the SY 2018-2019 K to 12 Basic Education Program End of School Year (EOSY) Rites. It stated that only Grade 12 (Senior High School) students will have a Graduation Ceremony and receive a SHS Diploma.

The finishers from Kindergarten, Grade 6 and 10 can have “moving up” or “completion” exercises and shall receive Certificates as proof of completion.

In a memorandum issued on March 1, DepEd updated the DO and said that Grade 6 pupils will still have a Graduation Ceremony following tradition.

The DepEd memo stated, “This memorandum clarifies that the end of school year rites for Grade 6 completers for School Year 2018-2019 shall be a graduation ceremony.”

They also apologized for the "inconvenience and confusion" because of the earlier announcement.


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