September 11 marked the official turn-over of the recently completed two-storey, six-classroom school building to San Policarpo National High School.
After a short blessing ceremony, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Samar First District Engineer Alvin Ignacio presented the ceremonial key which was accepted by School Principal Milaner Oyo-a.
Following the minimum performance standards and specifications (MPSS) prescribed by the Department of Education, DPWH equipped the school building with a fire alarm system, automatic water sprinklers, fire escape, PWD ramp access, and sanitary restrooms. A roof-mount twin water storage tank was also installed.
San Policarpo NHS has a total of 2,395 students, 86 teaching staff and 8 non-teaching staff, all of whom will directly benefit from the addition of six ergonomic and comfortable classrooms.
DPWH believes the provision of a well-designed school building helps to enhance teaching effectiveness and student performance, hence its unwavering commitment to delivering quality educational facilities on behalf of DepEd.