By DPWH 2nd LED
June 28, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here has recently completed the construction of two-unit 2-storey four-classrooms at Jugaban National High School in this town funded under the 2018 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF).
BEFF is an annual budget for the school building program of the Department of Education and the DPWH. The fund also covers site inspection, the improvement and maintenance of existing school facilities, the acquisition of school supplies among others.
Gerald Pacanan, DPWH Leyte 2 district engineer said that each unit of this new school building has four classrooms complete with toilets and other facilities.
“We always make sure that each building follows the proper standards and programs set by the department. We conduct several inspections during and after construction to check if there are issues or problems even in the smallest details,” said Pacanan.
With a total allocation of P19.3 million, Pacanan added that this is part of the government’s efforts to improve the quality of education in the country by providing more conducive learning environment for students.
According to Anecita Empino, school head of Jugaban National high school, they have a total of 1,954 students from grade 7 to grade 12.
She added that these new school buildings will be used by grade 10 students. Overall, the district is tasked to implement a total of 25 school building projects amounting to P368 million funded under the DepEd Basic Educational Facilities Fund for 2018.