Duterte approves September 13, 2021 opening of classes

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) announced Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte approved September 13, 2021 as opening date for School Year (SY) 2021-2022, among the dates recommended by DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones.

    DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones
    DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones. Photo from Facebook/DepEd

    "We thank the President for his full support to the delivery of quality basic education for the incoming school year," Briones said in a statement.

    DepEd added that the school calendar for SY 2021-2022 will be released soon.

    "We hope for our stakeholders’ continued cooperation and support as we prepare for another challenging yet worthwhile endeavor of educating our children amid a global health crisis," Briones added.

    On June 23, DepEd advised private schools and non-DepEd public schools that they may already start their classes for next school year provided that there are no face-to-face classes, and that the school will be strictly implementing only distance learning modalities.

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