No security hitches reported during first day of classes Print
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:06

Except for the long queues in checkpoints, classes started yesterday in public schools with no major problems in security.

In a statement, Dr. Rosalio B. Conturno Jr., Education Supervisor for School Governance and Operations Division, said that “no issues or incidents have arisen or have been reported during the first day of classes.”

School officials have been directed to come up with a certification and temporary identification cards for their students, in line with the “No ID, No Entry” policy of the local government.

Task Force Zamboanga troops have also been deployed to secure teachers in the city’s island barangays.

“We provide security escorts to those teachers assigned in the island barangays.  Our troops accompany them to cross over from the mainland to the islands,” said TFZ Commander Col Leonel M. Nicolas.

Nicolas however declined to mention the number of TFZ personnel securing the education personnel for operational reasons. (Darwin Wee)