Celso vows to facilitate infra for ZC’s senior high PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 June 2016 11:36

By DEXTER YAP

Seeing the lopsided ratio of students to classrooms in the city’s public high schools as a result of increase in enrolment this schoolyear, Congressman Celso forersees campus problems to be confronted by the students and teachers in the near future.

Lobregat, who made rounds of the various secondary schools lately, noticed the imbalanced student-classroom ratio which is very vital in the success of the K-12 Education Program due to lack of school buildings where grades 11 and 12 are expected to occupy as the new curriculum being added by DepEd in its present education program.

The solon noticed the significant increase in population of public secondary schools in the city which becomes a big factor in the room assignments of enrolled regular students and so with the senior high.

Under the K-12 curriculum, the students enrolled in senior high must have substantial space for learning and working area for the actual demo of their chosen specializations. One thing which is now being worked out well by the education department.

“The efforts of DepEd is seen in their eagerness to implement K-12 Program, but the facilities are lacking to meet with the demands, in this manner my office comes to the rescue to look for national funds to finance the construction of additional buildings for the senior high in public schools in the city,” Lobregat said.

He said that he is expected to sit down with the incoming DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones to ensure that Zamboanga City is not left behind when it comes to grants and infrastructures needed for the senior high program in the country.

Lobregat said that he was lucky in gaining the trust and confidence of outgoing DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro who tapped his office for the implementation of the DepEd Infrastructure Program under the Special Education Fund to identify those public schools in the entire city who needs more school buildings to accommodate their pupils.

To recall,  Lobregat has sourced out some P40.7 million from national funds recently to facilitate the construction of some 28 classrooms in six elementary and secondary schools of District 1.— Dexter Yap