Education department receives 4 projects from City Government-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, September 23, 2012
THE City Government has turned over four infrastructure projects worth P18.6 million to the Department of Education (DepEd).
The projects were turned over by Mayor Celso Lobregat to DepEd Assistant Secretary Elena Ruiz and Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera.
Two of the four are located at the Talon-Talon Elementary School and the other two at the Zamboanga West Central School.
The projects constructed at the Talon-Talon Elementary school are the P1.6 million library building and P13.7-million three-storey 12-classroom building while at the Zamboanga West Central School are the P600,000 rehabilitation and repair of the Home Economics Building and the P2.9 million repair and rehabilitation of a two-storey 12 classroom.
The new library building at the Talon-Talon Elementary School replaces the old and dilapidated facility. The school is a recipient of books and other facilities from a US-funded institution through the efforts of Councilors Percival Ramos and Reynerio Candido.
The new three-storey 12-classroom building is attached to the existing three-storey 21-classroom building and technically now becomes a three-storey 33-classroom building.
Due to the bad weather condition, programs prepared in the two recipient schools were cancelled as the turn-over of symbolic keys to the projects were done at Mayor Vitalian Agan Coliseum forming part of the Teachers' Summit.
After the Teachers' Summit program, Lobregat, Ruiz and Rivera together with City Government officials and Division of City Schools officer-in-charge Pedro Melchor Natividad and other officials proceeded to the Talon-Talon Elementary School and later to the Zamboanga West Central School for the blessing and inauguration of the projects.
Lobregat said the four projects form part of the latest education-related projects that the City Government is implementing with the intention of helping improve the quality of education in the city.
Meanwhile, Lobregat said more newly constructed school buildings are set to be inaugurated.
These are located at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School, San Jose Gusu Elementary School, Culianan Learning Center and Recodo National High School.