Beng unveils P14.8M Labuan school project PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:48

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco led in the inauguration of a three-storey building with 12 classrooms amounting to P14.8 million at Labuan Central School yesterday morning.

The school building project stated in 2014 and was completed in January this year under the LC Construction and Concrete Products for a total amount of P14,721,071.09.

In her short message, Mayor Climaco urged teachers and parents to take care of the facility and use it for teaching and learning of the growing student population of the school.

She said education remains one o her administration’s top priorities along with health and security.

For his part, Schools Division Superintendent Pedro Melchor M. Natividad, who is currently assistant regional director of DepEd, thanked the city government through the mayor for constructing the classroom building in Labuan.

He said the new building will complement the existing classrooms of Labuan Central School to a total of 36 classrooms, bringing down the ratio to at least 74 pupils in each classroom from the previous 1:102.

In addition, the national government has also constructed classroom buildings. “This is a concerted effort of the local and national government,” he said.

To achieve the normal classroom-student ration of 1:50, the Labuan Central School would need at least 10 more classrooms.

This, he said, is achievable next year with the continued assistance of the city government under the leadership of Mayor Beng.

Natividad was confident that other facilities like an auditorium or covered court may be also constructed on the campus, depending of the availability of space and budget.— Vic Larato