Climaco stresses quality education in public schools PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:52

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco has reiterated the need for quality education in all public schools in Zamboanga City, it being one of the priority thrusts of her administration.

Climaco stressed her message on quality education yesterday morning when she inducted to office the officers of the District Federation of Parents-Teachers Association headed by Bhong Simbajon as president at Zambowood Elementary School.

The mayor said education has always been part of her administration’s thrusts on SHE, which stands for Security, Head and Education.

Along this line, she said Special Education Fund of the city government is being spent wisely, giving priority to the transportation allowance of the teachers released through automated teller machines of ATMs for transparency and accessibility.

She lamented the city would have wanted to increase the allowance but it cannot be done because the number of teacher-beneficiaries is increasing yearly, thus the allocation has to be distributed equally, taking into account other needs of the schools.

Among these urgent needs are chairs. At least 50,000 chairs are need for all the schools in the city, and the local government through the School Board is already addressing the problem.

This time, she said the chairs are durable and comfortable for students, thus conducive to classroom learning.

She urged the parents and teachers together with the barangay officials and school administrators to join hands with the city government in realizing its vision for quality education for all elementary and secondary students, especially in public schools despite limited resources.— Vic Larato