Private schools without permit, recognition monitored

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Friday, August 5, 2011


THE Department of Education (DepEd) Tacloban School Division is continuously monitoring private schools in the city, which have not yet obtained permits or recognition from the department.

Tacloban City School Division Superintendent Ronelo Al Firmo said that based on their current data, 69 private schools in the city were given permits and recognized by the DepEd. This includes 12 private secondary schools, 27 private elementary schools and 30 private pre-elementary schools.

Firmo said the pre-elementary level had the most number among the educational levels, which does not have permits and not recognized by their office.

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However, he said they already sent notice to these schools and even contacted them to inform that September 2011 will be the deadline to comply their requirements.

He also said that if students graduate from a school not recognized by their department, they have to take Philippine Validity Test in Manila in order for them to be enrolled in college or tertiary level.

Firmo warned the parents who are sending their children to private schools to check if these schools are recognized by the Deped. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)

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