ASINGAN, Pangasinan -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Pangasinan is urging all education stakeholders to participate in this year’s Brigada Eskwela, the schools’ maintenance initiative of DepEd.
“All stakeholders, even ordinary citizens are invited. Everybody should help the schools so we can better prepare the students’ and pupils’ classrooms,” said lawyer Donato Balderas Jr., DepEd Pangasinan II division superintendent, in an interview Tuesday, May 22.
Balderas said the week-long annual school maintenance program was launched Sunday.
He admitted that scarcity of classrooms and books are common problems encountered by the division, as the school children’s population increases every year.
“These are somewhat addressed. There are new school buildings or classrooms every year as the population increases,” he added.
Pangasinan division II has 600 elementary and high schools conducting their respective Brigada Eskwela. (PNA)