By MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
February 27, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The Department of Education has released the CY 2017 Basic Educational Facilities Fund, Batch 7, 8 and 10 amounting to P171,289,957.58 to be implemented by DPWH Samar First District Engineering Office this 2018.
The amount covers the construction of sixteen (16) and twenty-seven (27) one-storey school buildings in Elementary, Junior High and Senior High sites under Samar and Calbayog City Divisions, respectively.
These one-storey buildings range from 2 to 4 classrooms per building. Workshops ranging from 2 to 4 units are also included specifically for sites welcoming senior high school students.
Due to the K to 12 program, it is expected that there will be an increase in the number of students going to school this incoming academic year. The construction of additional school buildings come at an opportune time as it will allow schools to accommodate more students, providing them with better and more conducive learning environment.
As of February 23, 2018, Program of Works (POWs) and plans for these projects have been approved; contracts have been bid out and awarded; and Notices to Proceed (NTPs) have been issued to contractors.