Construction of school classroom is DepEd’s top priority
The Department of Education said it would focus on the construction of more school buildings and classrooms.
“That is a top priority of this administration. Gusto nating magpatayo ng more school buildings, classrooms, as well as supply enough school furniture for our learners and teachers,” DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa said.
Poa responded to a statement made by the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, which reiterated its call for the DepEd to prioritize the construction of classrooms and hiring of teachers.
“Nakita naman po natin nitong first 3 weeks pa lang ng pasukan talagang problemado na ang ating mga paaralan. Maraming kulang na classrooms at kung sapat man ang classroom, wala namang teachers to handle classes,” TDC Chairperson Benjo Basas said.
Poa said the DepEd has asked Congress for a higher budget to construct school buildings.
“But we have to remind the general public na gusto man nating matapos iyan sa isang taon, that will not be realistic,” he said.
“Because we have budget constraints and we have to consider the absorptive capacity of Department of Public Works and Highways in putting up these school buildings,” he added.