Recodo NHS gets 4th school building PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 14:06

The Recodo National High School will get a newly-constructed 2-storey 8-classroom building, the fourth of its kind from the City Government since the school’s creation in 2009.

The new edifice worth P9.75 million will be inaugurated and turned over on Friday, November 16 with Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Mayor Celso Lobregat leading the rites.

Recodo National High School is a testimony of the firm commitment of the Lobregat administration to support and assist the education sector and ultimately to ensure a better future for the city’s youth.

From scratches, the school is now a sprawling complex, equipped with 4 units of 2-storey 8 classroom buildings, fence and road network—all courtesy of the magnanimous efforts of Mayor Lobregat in his bid to intensify education-related projects.

The school is just one of the schools created and established during Lobregat’s second term from 2007-2010. The others include Talon-talon National High School, Capisan National High School, Lubigan Annex High School and Landang Gua Integrated School.

The Recodo National High School started with the donation of a one-hectare land owned by the Consunji family, through efforts of the Lobregat administration. Later, the city constructed two units of two-storey 8 classroom building including fences and road networks.

Just last March 25, Lobregat led city and education officials in the unveiling and turnover of the third 2-storey 8 classroom building to the Recodo NHS officials.
A fifth building will also rise in the campus this year, as funding for the purpose is included in the 2012 budget.

Lobregat has emphasized that the construction of new school buildings in the Recodo NHS campus is in anticipation of the rising student population, as the neighboring public high schools are already congested. The school opens its doors to fourth year students this coming school year.

The idea of establishing the Recodo National High School first cropped in the 1980’s through a Council resolution but the measure did not move forward until 2004 during the time of Mayor Celso Lobregat who pursued negotiations with the Consunji family, owner of the Dacon family, for the donation of the property where the school is presently located.

Meanwhile, aside from the new school building at the Recodo National High, five other school buildings will be unveiled on Friday—these are the 3-storey 18 classroom building worth P17.4 million at the Mampang Elementary School; 2-storey 6 classroom building worth P5.4 million at the Culianan Learning Center; 3-storey 12 classroom building worth P12.86 million at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School; 2-storey 4 classroom building worth P3.2 million at the Mercedes National High School and the 2-storey 10 classroom building worth P10.7 million at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School. — Sheila Covarrubias