Saturday, June 9, 2018

Nov 2017 & Mar 2018 ALS A&E Test Passers are Eligible to Enrol in Higher Education Institutions

Secretary Leonor M. Briones of the Department of Education (DepEd) has issued DepEd Order No. 027 s. 2018 on June 8, 2018, entitled "Amendment to DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2015 (High School Graduates Who are Eligible to Enrol in Higher Education Institutions in School Year 2016-2017) in relation to the Alternative Learning Systems (ALS)". In the said DO, learners who passed the ALS A&E test given in November 2017 & March 2018, and the upcoming 2019 A&E tests HS level, who are High School Graduates of the old basic education curriculum for ALS, are eligible to:

a. Enroll in College/University as First Year Students subject to admission policies and requirements of higher education institutions (HEIs).

To ensure college readiness of the students enrolling under the new higher eductaion curricula, the admitting HEIs may require bridging programs for the general education component.

b. Take skills development training programs

Passers may enroll in skills development training program/s offered by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)and/or other accredited government and private skills training institutions.

Said passers may nonetheless opt to take Senior High School (SHS) Education and enroll in public SHS. They may also enroll in recognized private schools offering SHS subject to their admission requirements.

Below is the DepEd Order No. 027:

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