A total of 823 junior high school students in Marawi City will benefit from the additional ESC slots in 16 private junior high schools in the area that are participating in the Education Service Contracting (ESC) of the Department of Education (DepEd). The support to learners and private schools as their educational communities are being rebuilt amounts to 7.1 million pesos.

In response to the Marawi crisis in 2017, DepEd issued DO 50, s. 2018 in November 2018, which laid down special provisions in the ESC and SHS Voucher Program guidelines in school year 2018-2019 in order to extend special assistance to affected participating schools, students, and teachers of Marawi City.

Among the provisions were allowing ESC schools in Marawi City to recruit new grantees in the upper grade levels as well as accept grantees who dropped and re-enrolled in their respective junior high schools. Effectivity of the special provisions was limited to SY 2018-2019 only.