History of the Basic Education Department, Caloocan Campus

The University of the East Caloocan Elementary and High School Department reopened on June 8, 2006 with the promise to impart the same quality education as it did before at the same affordable school fees but through better facilities.

The UE Caloocan Elementary and High School Department (EHSD) was first established in the 1960s. It afforded quality education for thousands of students. However, it was closed in 1982, the time when extension classes for Colleges in UE Manila were opened at Caloocan Campus. Apparently, the Department was closed to solve the problem of lack of facilities to accommodate increasing college enrollment.

Now that UE’s Caloocan campus can support the needs of students in terms of valuable student facilities, UE Caloocan College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Eleanor R. Javier proposed the reopening of the EHSD. Its reopening was anchored on two main reasons: to solve the enrollment problem of UE Caloocan and to respond to the impending shortage of elementary and secondary school of Caloocan.

o support the proposal, a feasibility study of the offering the basic education courses was conducted by CAS Caloocan with the help of Mr. Enrico M. Pilongo, a CAS Caloocan Language Department teacher who helped in the preparation for EHSD’s reopening and eventually became the Principal.

After several months of preparation of documents to obtain a permit from the Department of Education, setting up of the facilities and processing the enrollment, the EHSD is back with its initial enrollees of 970 students, elementary and high school combined.

Close to 300 application letters and resume poured into the CAS Caloocan Dean’s Office. After a rigorous selection process, twenty (20) teachers were selected. All of them graduated from colleges and universities known for their academic quality.

Quality education does not have to be expensive. This is what UE has proven in its college education courses and will be carried on to its basic education offerings. Aside from the select pool of teachers and state-of-the-art facilities, its school fees are the lowest in Caloocan City. This is a matter of commitment for UE- of being committed to its mission of offering affordable quality education for the youth.


Basic Education Department
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Basic Education Department-Caloocan—Kinder to Grade 12 requirements, etc.

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Basic Ed Office – Ground  floor,  LCT Building


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