DepEd 2022 graduation theme: “Gradweyt ng K to 12: Masigasig sa mga Pangarap at Matatag sa mga Pagsubok”
With school year 2021-2022 ending in three months, the Department of Education (DepEd) has released the official theme to be used for the 2022 graduation ceremonies in public nursery, kindergarten, elementary, and high schools across the country.
It is “Gradweyt ng K to 12: Masigasig sa mga Pangarap at Matatag sa mga Pagsubok” or “K to 12 Graduates: Pursuing Dreams and Fostering Resilience in the Face of Adversity” in English.
In a statement released on social media this March 11, DepEd explained that the theme aims to “recognize that despite the risks and uncertainty brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges it has posed to education, our Filipino learners remain resolute in their desire to build a better future anchored on a clear vision.”
According to the department’s official school calendar for school year 2021-2022, public schools shall conduct their end-of-school-year rites between June 27 to July 2, 2022. DepEd added that the guidelines for the conduct of these rites will be released through an official order that will be released soon.
The still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies to be held virtually, and with the situation now improving, there is now hope that in-person commencement exercises might be held for the first time since 2019.
With face-to-face classes resuming on a limited basis in selected areas around the country, having on-site graduation ceremonies may be possible but it can only happen if there won’t be another COVID-19 surge in the next three months.