DepEd Speaks on “Permanent Closure” of Colegio de San Lorenzo

Here’s the reaction of DepEd on the “permanent closure” of Colegio de San Lorenzo

COLEGIO DE SAN LORENZO – The Department of Education (DepEd) has reacted on the “permanent closure” of the said institution.

DepEd on Colegio de San Lorenzo
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The school which is located at Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City has been making a buzz on social media after it announced that its closing its doors to students.

The management of the school decided to permanently shut down the institution due to the low number of enrollees this academic year.

The parents were shocked since the school shut down as classes were about to open.

In the videos spreading online, parents can be seen arguing with two representatives of the school. Their meeting took place at the basketball court.

After earning backlash from netizens, Colegio de San Lorenzo released an official statement regarding the matter.

Meanwhile, according to DepEd spokesman Michael Poa, they were not informed by the school of its intent to close.

Poa said that the closure of the school was a “voluntary closure.”

“As per our protocols, the DepEd will only issue an acknowledgement of closure once we are assured that the transfer credentials of the affected students are processed and released by the school,” Poa said.

The DepEd spokesman noted that since the institution is a private school, it is yet to reach out to DepEd, especially regarding the assistance that the education department can provide for the teachers.

But he stressed that the teachers who lost their job following the school’s voluntary closure are entitled to separation pay.

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