Las Piñas Mayor Vergel Aguilar today said the local government is fast tracking the construction of new school buildings and additional classrooms to accommodate the influx of students for the opening of classes this June.
Aguilar said construction of four (4) storey sixteen (16) classrooms school building, Camia St., TS Cruz Subd., Almanza II are near completion, construction of Two (2) storey thirteen (13) classrooms school building at Moonwalk Elementary School, Mikesell Annex, Mikesell Subd. Talon V; construction of Four (4) storey Eighteen (18) classrooms school building (Ph. 1), Carmencita Vill., Talon III.
Also, construction of additional two (2) storey four (4) classrooms school building at Pulanglupa Elem. School Camella Annex, Pulanglupa II and construction of additional two (2) storey four (4) classrooms school building at Las Piñas City Manpower and Skills Training Center, Pulanglupa I.
The move, he said, is aimed to ensure that students have all the necessary classroom facilities as well as provide the basic requirement for good quality education to the children and youth.
Providing the necessary basic education to the students is one of the top priority programs of Aguilar. He believed that good quality education is a step towards improving the living conditions of the people.
The local chief executive said the city government has available classrooms and teachers to accommodate more than 80,000 public elementary and secondary students for the opening of classes on June.
He added that the 65 day-care centers and the city college and IT institute are likewise ready for the start of classes. Preparations were made earlier to ensure the smooth opening of classes this June.
In anticipation of the heavy volume of commuters, Aguilar directed the local police to make the necessary traffic adjustment to ensure the safety of students and smooth flow of vehicles in time for the opening of classes.
He said policemen would also be stationed near the schools not only to clear and facilitate pedestrians but also to thwart and prevent any untoward incidents.
“Parents usually accompany their pre-schoolers and grade one at the start of the school, so we anticipate heavy volume of commuters as well as traffic congestion during the first few weeks of classes,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Aguilar also directed city officials to continue the cleaning and declogging operations, particularly in areas near the schools, as the department of health reported that dengue cases continue to rise.
The program is to strengthen government effort to provide a healthy and safe environment for the people. (END)