Education Secretary Armin Luistro said students will now have their own "unique learner reference numbers" to monitor their progress and which school they enrol every school year.
"Ito ay para matutukan ang development ng students para hindi sila maiwan. Kung hindi man sila mag-enrol ay hahanapin natin kung saan sila," Luistro told reporters.
Luistro said students from public schools have a learner reference number (LRN), a 12-digit number that the student will keep while completing the basic education program.
"Lahat ng bata meron nito except mga bagong pasok," he said.
The new system will also help them monitor the overall participation rate of students nationwide, he added.
Data from DepEd show that the participation rate in the elementary level has seen an improvement from 2009-2010 that recorded 89.43 percent to 89.89 percent in school year 2010-2011.
In the high school level, there was a slight drop from 61.26 percent of SY 2009-2010 percent to 59.86 percent in SY 2010-2011. (PNA)