DepEd clarifies confusion on memorandum issued, Grade 6 to have graduation rites too

The Department of Education(DepEd) finally clarifies the confusion on the issued order in February 18 DepEd Order 002 of 2019, stating that only those who will finish Grade 12 will be entitled to graduation rites this year.

In the latest DepEd Memorandum No. 025, s. 2019 dated March 1 said that Grade 6 pupils will still have a Graduation Ceremony this school year 2018-2019.

"This Memorandum clarifies that the end of school year rites for Grade 6 completers this School Year 2018-2019 shall be a graduation ceremony, as stated in the attached DepEd Order No.2, series of 2019, issued on February 18, 2019," Under

Briones explained that the "moving-up ceremony instead of graduation ceremony for Grade 6 is under discussion"by DepEd's Executive Committee. "Should this be approved, DepEd assurede all concerned that this will be announced with sufficient lead time." 

Meanwhile, Briones also apologized for the "inconvenience and confusion" because of the earlier announcement.

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