The Misamis Oriental Provincial Government is releasing some P3 million for the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela program in the province.
Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Emano, who led the ceremonial turnover of the monetary aid to the public schools of the province during Monday's flag raising rites, said the funds will also help do away with the practice of collecting money from parents for the annual Brigada Eskwela.
Emano said big schools will receive P15,000; P10,000 will be issued to schools that are not so big while small schools will be given P5,000.
In the previous Brigada Eskwela, the Capitol released the same amount of assistance but in the form of materials such as paint, cement, among others but officials found out and realized that schools have different needs.
Emano said the cash assistance is given instead of materials to encourage school administrators to identify their schools’ respective needs.
“Nagtuo ko nga mas dako ang ilang maabtan kung ihatag nato cash kay sila man mag-identify sa ilang gikinahanglan,” Emano said.
Emano said the Provincial Government sourced the fund from the Provincial Local School Board.
One of the agenda of the Emano administration is education and supporting the education department by sharing a portion of its budget he said will go a long way in the improvement of schools in the province.
Emano said by giving financial aid to support the Brigada Eskwela, parents will not be spending money from their pockets to get their children’s schools ready for the coming academic year.
“I hope nga wala na kanang practice nga magpa-donate sa mga parents or collection para sa brigada eskwela ug nakita pud nato nga kinahanglan gyud pud sa mga eskwelahan,” Emano said.
“I am calling all principals to facilitate and cooperate because I am doing everything to help you,” Emano added.
Brigada Eskwela is a Deped program that aims to draw all education stakeholders to participate and contribute time and resources in the maintenance of schools.