THE Talisay City Council has approved the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in five elementary schools and three secondary schools in the city, according to Councilor Eduardo “Digul” Gullas, chairman of the Committee on Education.

The beneficiaries are the primary schools in barangays Candulawan, Dumlog, Maghaway, Manipis and San Isidro, and the secondary schools in Candulawan, San Isidro and Maghaway.

“Out of the 18 elementary schools nga wala pay CCTV, nakahatag man ta ug lima so 13 nalang ang hataganan pa. Sa high school sad, eight sad kabuok ang eskwelahan, so lima na lang ang atong wala pa mahatagan,” Gullas said.

(Only 13 of the 18 elementary schools without CCTV have yet to receive it and only five out of eight high schools lack CCTV.)

The councilor said the budget for such equipment will be taken from the Mayor’s Special Project Plan.

The project is designed to ensure the safety of students and their teachers.

Gullas is hoping to complete the installation of CCTV cameras in every school by the first quarter of this year. (BBT/TPT)