1.8-M learners troop to W. Visayas public schools

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By Perla Lena (PNA)

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Western Visayas on Monday welcomed some 1,810, 946 learners, who trooped to various public schools in the region as classes officially kicked off.

Last school year, DepEd recorded 1,789, 818 enrollees from Kindergarten up to Senior High School.

Dr. Lea Belleza, DepEd 6 information officer, said schools may still accept enrollees until the end of June, even as regular classes have started.

Meanwhile, City Health Officer Dr. Bernard Caspe advised students to always bring their provisions, especially for possible rains.

Exposure to this climate may cause respiratory illnesses such as flu, cough and fever, among others.

He asked them to sleep early at night so they can wake up early the next day to have their morning meal, even if it is just a light breakfast.

Caspe also directed his sanitary inspectors to inspect all school canteens and make sure that vendors selling outside the school have hair caps on and sanitary permits.

“We have an ongoing inspection for them,” he said.