Department of Education issued Deped Order number 9 series of 2013 stating the 2013 Graduation Theme and other policies and guidelines regarding graduation rites in the country.
The graduation theme for 2013 will be Building the Nation’s Future Leaders Through the K to 12 Basic Education Program, or in Filipino, K-12 Basic Education Program-Tungo sa Paghuhubog ng mga Makabagong Lider ng Bansa.
The Deped memo also stated the the 2013 Graduation rites schedule should be either on March 18 or 19, 2013.
Here’s some of the graduation rites policies as outlined in the Deped order:
- There should be no collection of graduation fees or any kind of contribution for graduation rites.
- PTAs may give donations for graduation ceremonies.
- No non-academic projects should be imposed as requirements for graduation.
- Contribution for the yearbook should be on voluntary basis.
Full Deped Memo/Order on 2013 Graduation rites
The Deped Memo on 2013 Graduation theme, rites was signed and issued February 14, 2013.