MEMO 19-20-006V

MEMO 19-20-006



              OMI- President

RE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) for Academic Year 2020-2021 Implementation

As a response to various inquiries, issues and concerns on Academic Year 2020-2021 with regards to Enrollment, Government Subsidies and Teaching Modalities, NDMC has formulated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for your information and guidance.

In this trying time when we are most challenged, NDMC will strive to provide Quality Catholic and Oblate education. May we not only heal as one but also learn together as one.

A. Enrolment

A.1. When is the opening of classes in NDMC for School Year 2020-2021?

          NDMC will start the Academic Year 2020-2021 on August 2020 in all levels.

A. 2. When is the enrolment period for AY 2020-2021?

  • College and Graduate School enrolment is on May 18 – July 24, 2020
  • Grade School, Junior High School and Senior High School is on June 8-July 24, 2020

A. 3. How will students enroll in NDMC?

  • Incoming new students (K1 and K2, Grade 1, Grade 7, Grade 11, 1st year college and transferees) are required to apply for admission online through
  • All old students are no longer required to apply for admission online. Instead, they have to settle the down payment at the NDMC Business Office, One Network Bank (all PPALMA branches) or China Bank.

A.4. Is it true that NDMC has limited slots for Grade 7 and Grade 11?

  • Yes. As much as we wanted to accommodate as many students as we can, we have to consider the availability of our resources.

A. 5. Does NDMC accept transferees for Senior High School?

  • No. Only Grade 10 completers are accepted as new student.

B. Government Subsidies

B.1. How can a student be qualified for Junior High School – Educational Service Contracting (ESC), Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS-VP) and College Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES)?

        a. JHS – ESC

  •    A student must submit a Certificate of Low Income from the Barangay or Withholding Income Tax.

        b. SHS – VP

  • b.1. All Grade 10 completers in public schools, LUCs, SUCs, and Grade10 completers in private schools who are ESC grantees are automatically qualified. They DO NOT need to apply for the voucher.
  • b.2.Grade 10 completers in private schools who are not ESC grantees and those who completed Grade 10 before SY 2019 – 2020 should apply for the voucher starting. Access Online Voucher Application Portal (OVAP) @

        c. College – TES

  •  A student must be officially enrolled in any recognized programs offered by NDMC before they can apply. NDMC will facilitate the application.

C. Teaching Modality

C.1. How will NDMC conduct classes?

  • NDMC will use Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) approach using SCHOOLOGY Learning Management System (LMS). NDMC will cautiously return in face-to-face instruction if and only if the Government  allows all schools to conduct physical classes. NDMC believes that the safety of our students is of paramount importance.

C.2. What is SCHOOLOGY?

  • SCHOOLOGY is a virtual learning environment that allows teachers and students to communicate and collaborate. All uploaded learning materials can be downloaded for offline learning.

C.3. What does the students need to prepare for online classes?

  • Students need to have at least a Smartphone.
  • Internet connection is needed in order to access SCHOOLOGY accounts.
  • Install SCHOOLOGY App (it can be downloaded in Google Play Store or App Store)
  • Learning space at home suitable for online classes.

Note: SCHOOLOGY does not require large internet bandwidth; if you can access Facebook, you can also access SCHOOLOGY.

C.4. What are the preparations of NDMC to ensure the effectiveness and quality of Online Learning and Teaching (OLT)?

  • Train teachers in the use of SCHOOLOGY and other online educational resources useful for OLT.
  • Equip, reskill and upskill teachers on how to facilitate online classes efficiently and effectively.
  • Develop provisional academic guidelines and policies on OLT.
  • Orient students and parents on the new academic set-up of NDMC.

C.5. What can be done about slow or unstable internet connection in the implementation of online classes?

  • NDMC will ensure that the internal network connection is sufficiently stable to serve the needs of faculty in the campus. Teachers are advised to record their sessions so that students can download and review them in case the external network connection becomes slow or unstable.