DepEd ARMM gives school supplies to its offices in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 June 2013 11:16

ARMM Education Secretary Jamal Kulayan has been distributing schools supplies and vitamins to the Department of Education (DepEd) district office in Lamitan City, benefitting thousands of poor students in Basilan Province.

“The boxes of chalk and erasers, school bags with pencil and paper inside and boxes of medicines are going to to more than 1,000 classrooms in Lamitan and Basilan,” Kulayan said.

“We also give several pieces of weighing scale (big and small) to the division and district offices to monitor the health of our students,”he added.

Initially, the DepEd ARMM head gave 365 small boxes of chalk, 365 pieces of eraser, 432 bottles of multi-vitamins in three boxes, 6 units of metro weighing scales (small), 1 piece weighing scales (big), and 300 pieces of school bags with pencil and paper inside to Lamitan district.

“Ito ay isa sa mga reporma na gusto nating mangyari sa ARMM, may mga reklamo kasi dati na iyong mga teachers ay hinihingian pa iyong mga parents pambili ng chalk, pambili ng eraser so dagdag iyong gastos sa on the part of the parents at ayaw natin na magpapatuloy ang ganyang reklamo. So minabuti natin na bibigyan na rin sila ngb educational supplies,” Kulayan said.

“Sa mga nakalipas na administrasyon, dito sa ARMM walang chalk allowance na nagbibigay, so ngayon nagbibigay na tayo ng out of MOOE for every classroom, itong binigay natin kanina para every classroom... mayron tayong a total of 1,100 something na classrooms in Lamitan and Basilan... 365 classrooms you have here in Lamitan and more than 700 in Basilan, so we also give equal number of chalk and eraser.”

In addition, Kulayan said the DepEd in ARMM is giving school bags with pencil and paper inside to all grade 1 students, to ease the financial and logistical stresses experienced by parents.

Kulayan also said they have enough teachers who will be prepared when classes open next week. “We have arrested the bloated figures of students in the region and we will go on in implementing the biometrics to ensure that the data of the number of students are the actual number of students,” he said. — HG