WV has 381 new school buildings

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ILOILO CITY (PIA6) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-6 has provided 381 additional school buildings in Western Visayas for the Academic Year 2018-2019.

Assistant Director Jose Al Fruto said DPWH-6 hastened the completion of the new buildings in time for the opening of classes this year, according to a press release from the said agency.

The buildings are for elementary and secondary schools, while senior high schools are provided with workshop and laboratory buildings as well.

DPWH's construction of the new buildings is in convergence with the Department of Education (DepEd) and it aims to address the growing student population of various schools in the region, including that in the far-flung areas.

The completed school building projects include a total of 851 classrooms constructed from the PhP1.19 billion funding under the DPWH and DepEd's 2017 Basic Education and Facilities Fund, the release further said.

DPWH is committed in supporting the education program of the government by providing enough classrooms to cushion its shortage in elementary schools and technical-vocational buildings for the senior high school program.

Fruto said DPWH is hopeful that they can build more classrooms this year and better learning facilities for students.