QUEZON CITY, July 11 (PIA) — Andres Bonifacio Integrated School in Mandaluyong City, San Isidro National High School in Makati City, Las Piñas East National High School in Las Piñas, and Navotas High School in Navotas City are among the six high schools vying for the Best Innovative Practices in Managing Large and Extra Large Classes in teaching Science and Mathematics in the Philippines as announced by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) last Friday.
DOST – Science and Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Director Dr. Filma G. Brawner said, “Arresting the problem of large and extra classes does not rest in providing more classrooms alone but also in coming up with innovative ways in teaching especially science and mathematics.”
Classified as large classes are those with students numbering from 50 to 70 while classes with more than 70 are classified as extra large classes.
Competing for the large classes category are Andres Bonifacio Integrated School in Mandaluyong City, Bacong National High School in Zamboanga del Norte, Looc National High School in Rizal, and San Isidro National High School in Makati.
Navotas High School is in stiff competition with Las Piñas East National High School for the Extra Large Classes.
All six schools were previously awarded P 50,000 during the proposal congress held at the William G. Padolina Hall of DOST-SEI. The remaining P 50,000 will be given at the start of the third quarter.
The P100,000 award will be used by the schools to implement the contest proposals they submitted to DOST in managing large and extra large classes especially in science and mathematics.
The six schools were selected from among 35 public and private high schools and were chosen for the creativity and innovativeness of their proposals.
Dr. Filma G. Brawner, DOST-SEI director, said she was optimistic that the search would bring about the creativity and innovativeness from the school administrators and the teachers in managing large classes.
Final winners will be chosen on the effectiveness of the innovation.
Large classes among schools in the National Capital Region have been a perennial problem because of the influx of people in the metropolis. (RJB/LFB-PIA NCR)
Wow, way to go, Las Pinas!