The usual first-day campus chaos is expected when most classes open Monday, with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) expecting over 28 million enrollees despite the tuition increase being collected by various schools.
On the basic education level, the DepEd is expecting 25.7 million kindergarten and elementary pupils and high school students in both public and private schools, including the Alternative Learning System (ALS).
Latest estimate from DepEd showed that 22.5-million students will troop to 55,230 public elementary and high schools, while the remaining 3.56-million students will go to 9,995 private schools nationwide.
On the tertiary (college) level, the CHEd expects 2.6-million college students to troop to 1,792 higher education institutions (HEIs) nationwide.
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