DepEd: Regular classes start June 2

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Thursday, May 29, 2014


A TOP education official has emphasized that regular classes immediately starts June 2 both in public elementary and secondary schools in Zamboanga City.

City Schools Division officer-in-charge Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad announced this as he appealed to the parents to send their children to schools on the first day of classes next week.

Natividad urged the parents to remove the "practice and thinking" that on the first day or week, the holding of classes are not yet on a regular basis.

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Zamboanga City has a total of 171 public elementary schools and 34 public secondary schools.

In the previous years, Natividad noted that classes are not being held regularly on the first week since the teachers and the children will have to clean first their rooms and fix the chairs and tables.

However, he said that classes are being held regularly on the first day or week since the time the Department of Education (DepEd) had come up with the National Schools Maintenance Week or commonly known as the "Brigada Eskwela."

The Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide voluntary effort of teachers, parents, students, community members, and other organizations to do minor repairs and clean-ups on their schools in preparation for the start of the school year.

This week-long event began in 2003 as part of the Oplan Balik Eskwela Program and National Maintenance Week of the DepEd.

It is being usually held a week before the opening of classes. (Bong Garcia)

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