The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) joined the Department of Education (DepEd) in their Brigada Eskwela by stepping up efforts to prepare classrooms, school grounds, and roads for the new academic year.
District Engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia ordered about half of SLDEOs maintenance workers to participate in the weeklong school preparation activities, heeding requests of the DepEd, by cleaning school grounds and repainting classrooms.
“Aside from preparing campuses, we are also repainting pedestrian lanes to ensure safety of students, and clear roads leading to schools from any obstructions,” she added.
The SLDEO’s all-out support to DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela is on top of their massive school building construction to accommodate senior high school enrolees.
The DPWH is eyeing a substantial accomplishment in their school building construction in time for the opening of new academic year. Thirteen (13) out of fifty-three (53) school building projects in different sites in the province have already been completed while thirty seven (37) are still ongoing as of the end of May.
The DPWH-SLDEO expects to complete all classrooms before the fourth quarter of this year.