Sec. Luistro, Lobregat unveil ZNHS-main bldg. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:31

Considered the biggest and tallest school building ever constructed by the City Government for a public school, the 3-storey 27 classroom building at the Zamboanga National High School-main in Tetuan will be unveiled and turned over today, July 15.

Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro is expected to arrive in Zamboanga City today, to personally accept the latest school building project from Mayor Celso Lobregat.

Costing P22.388 million, the construction of the 3-storey 27 classroom building is the biggest building yet unveiled by the Lobregat administration since the massive school building program started in 2007.

Mayor Lobregat said due to space limitation and increased student population, taller and bigger school buildings are being constructed in some campuses.

Other huge buildings already unveiled and turned over in the recent years or months were the 3-storey 15 classroom building at the Zamboanga City High School-West; the 3-storey 21 classroom building at the Talon-talon Elementary School and the 3-storey 23 classroom building at the Tugbungan Elementary School. 

Zamboanga National High School–Main, with a student population of over 10,000, has been experiencing  shortage of classrooms until the City Government came in to construct school buildings.

Luistro has highly praised the city’s education-related projects in his series of visits in Zamboanga City since he assumed office in 2011. In a statement, published in the Official Gazette, Sec. Luistro said: “I have only but good praises for the leadership of Mayor Lobregat and the entire Zamboanga City community for putting education on top of their priority.”

Mayor Lobregat said the city government’s investment in education from 2007 to May 2012 has reached over P940 million, intended to give the young generation a better future. 

He vowed that the investment will surpass the P1 billion in 2013. — Sheila Covarrubias