THE Department of Education (DepEd) has reported that 83.18 percent of its target learners have enrolled for the incoming school year that opens on August 24.
According to data from the DepEd, as of Wednesday, 23,117,793 learners have enrolled in private and public schools nationwide out of the targeted 27,770,263 learners who enrolled in the previous academic year.
Region 4-A (Calabarzon) logged the highest number of enrollees with 2,907,480, while the Cordillera region recorded the lowest with 347,755.
Of the total number of learners, 21,507,811 have enrolled in public schools and 1,569,035 in private schools.
As of Tuesday, the number of private school students who transferred to public schools stood at 394,479.
Of the total number of transferees, some 240,784 are elementary students, 105,679 are junior high school students, 41,630 are senior high school students, and 6,386 are learners with disabilities.
The enrollees were from kindergarten to senior high school, as well as learners with disabilities and those taking the alternative system.PNA