451 siege-affected kids go to school in Masepla PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 July 2016 12:08

By DAN TORIBIO JR.

The Department of Education Division of City Schools formally opened the Masepla Composite School at the Mampang transitory site Tuesday, July 12 with 451 students from kinder to Grade 6.

A total of 8 teachers have been deployed to the composite school, the operation of which is a result of the coordinative efforts of DEPED, local government unit, military and police and other concerned agencies.

Dr. Basilio Uy, Division Office focal person said 144 students are enrolled in Kinder, 54 in Grade 1; 82 in Grade 2; 50 in Grade 3; 55 in Grade 4; 44 in Grade 5 and 22 in Grade 6.

Though the opening of classes is delayed by a month, the students are assured of complete education by the end of the school year as the Division Office has set mechanisms for catching up purposes, according to Uy.

From Annex School, Masepla is now a composite school as the siege-affected students are still enrolled and registered in their respective schools (in barangays where they come from). Their grades, once computed will be forwarded to their original schools.

The opening of the Masepla Composite School was realized with logistical support from the LGU which provided the tables, chairs and blackboards as well as the transportation facility for the teachers including monitoring purposes; security support from Task Force Zamboanga and Public Safety Company and school supplies from the UNICEF and other agencies. — Sheila Covarrubias