Teachers of Hibunauan National High School (NHS) in Burauen, Leyte await school opening with more classrooms, as the Department of Public Works Highways (DPWH) Leyte second district engineering office has recently completed its school building project here.
According to Bryan Colilihan, school head of Hibunauan NHS, teachers have been preparing to occupy the new school facility intended for Grade 10 students under the general academic strand. A total of 560 students are enrolled for the opening of the new school year.
The two-storey, four-classroom building is worth P9.5 million funded under the Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) of 2018. BEFF is an annual budget for school building program, which covers the improvement and maintenance of school facilities.
Gerald Pacanan, DPWH Leyte 2 district engineer said that the district targeted to complete more classrooms ahead of school opening so that students and teachers can utilize them.
“This is in support to the government’s strengthened education program. We, at the DPWH and in coordination with Department of Education (DepEd) commit to provide more conducive learning facilities for students,” he added.
He also highlighted the increasing number of population in schools particularly in the secondary level with the addition of senior high, prompting the government to allocate more funds for school facilities.
For 2018 BEFF, the district is tasked to implement 25 school building projects with a total allocation of P371.39 million.