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DepEd: Opening of classes for SY 2019-2020 will be on June 3

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday announced that the opening of classes for the upcoming school year 2019-2020 will be on June 3 for public schools nationwide.

Under Republic Act No. 7977 or “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) days to not more than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days,” school year shall start on the first Monday of June but not later than the last day of August.

According to DepEd, the first day of classes in public elementary and secondary schools in the country will be on Monday, June 3.

Meanwhile, in order to ensure the smooth opening of classes in all public schools nationwide in June, the DepEd has also announced the launching of the national Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) for SY 2019-2020. The annual activity will run from May 27 to June 7, 2019, as per the memorandum ordered by Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

“The OBE is part of the Department’s efforts to ensure that learners are already properly enrolled and able to attend school by the first day of classes,” Briones said in the memo.

The OBE is DepEd’s annual initiative to “engage agencies, organizations, and all other stakeholders in preparation for the opening of the school year.”

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