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DepEd Youth Commission on Elections and Appointments (Youth COMEA)

Per DepEd Order No. 34, series of 2022 titled School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2022-2023 and the Memorandum from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Youth Affairs and Special Concerns – Youth Formation Division (OASYASC-YFD) dated August 12, 2022, the field is hereby informed of the conduct of the election of officers for the Homeroom Class Organization and Supreme Pupil and Supreme Student Government (SPG/SSG) from August 22 to September 2 and September 5 to 16, 2022, respectively.

The following are the enclosures attached herewith for reference:

a. Memorandum from the OASYASC-YFD dated August 12, 2022;

b. Guidelines for the Youth COMEA for S.Y. 2022-2023;

c. Election Application Form;

d. Appointment Form and Certificate of Endorsement;

e. Elections and Appointments Evaluation Tool;

f. Template of Oath of Office; and

g. Template of Indorsement for Teacher-Advisers

Youth Commission on Elections and Appointments (Youth COMEA) for School Year 2022-2023

Recognizing the significant role and contributions of the student-led clubs and organizations in schools, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Youth Affairs and Special Concerns-Youth Formation Division (OASYASC-YFD) ensures effective student leadership for every learner to acquire lifelong learning skills for the 21st century amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As one of the DepEd’s mandates to promote leadership for the holistic development of the learners, schools must facilitate student organizations’ elections and other relevant practices that will meaningfully support learners’ initiatives and respond to varied contexts at this time of the pandemic.

DepEd Order No. 34, s. of 2022, otherwise known as School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2022-2023, the SPG and SSG elections shall be conducted from the first to the second week of September.

In this regard, the Department issues the revised Interim Guidelines on Student Government Elections through this OASYASC Memorandum titled the Youth Commission on Elections and Appointments (Youth COMEA) for School Year 2022-2023, which will serve as the basis for the said elections.

This issuance shall be implemented nationwide in all public elementary and secondary schools for the School Year 2022-2023.

The SPG/SSG elections shall follow these indicative schedules:

Suggested DatesActivity
August 22 – September 2, 2022Homeroom Class Organization Elections
September 5-16, 2022School-Based SG Elections
September 19-23, 2022District/Division SG Elections
September 26-30, 2022Regional Federation Elections
October 7, 2022National Federation Elections

After the SPG/SSG elections, the schedule of elections for other student-led organizations such as Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD), Youth for Environment in Schools’ Organization (YES-O), and other registered school clubs and organizations shall commence. The Youth COMEA shall determine the schedule.

Private schools, technical and vocational institutions, and higher education institutions, including state and local universities and colleges offering K to 12 Basic Education Programs, are encouraged to implement these election and appointment guidelines according to their philosophy, vision, and mission, with the approval of their respective DepEd Regional Offices. Educational schools and institutions can contextualize the guidelines according to their mandates and structure.

The YFD is authorized to monitor the conduct of the elections and formulate and implement other programs and activities to strengthen student-led school organizations.

All Regional and Division Youth Formation Coordinators/Project Development Officers I are authorized to coordinate and monitor activities regarding the conduct of elections of SPG/SSG, as well as other registered clubs and organizations, and shall lead the organization of the Division and Regional Federations of SPG/SSG.

All Regional Directors and Schools Division Superintendents are enjoined to support and monitor the implementation of the 2022-2023 student organizations’ elections.

Expenses incurred in the SY 2022-2023 student organizations’ elections shall be charged to School Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) or other available funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

For more information, questions, and concerns, please contact Mr. Rovin James F. Canja, OlC-Chief of YFD, via email address blss.yfd@dened.gov.ph.

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