DepEd-ARMM works on flooded schools in Maguindanao

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COTABATO CITY: The Department of Education-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) would immediately begin rehabilitation works on flooded schools in the province of Maguindanao, its top official said following a site visit to areas still immersed in water.

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On Tuesday, ARMM Education Secretary Jamar Kulayan personally headed regional school officials on inspecting some 10 flood-affected schools in the towns of Kabuntalan and Northern Kabuntalan.

“A plan is underway to address the problems of the schools in Maguindanao. We will submit it also to the DepEd central office,” he said.

Kulayan said one of the viable solutions they are considering is elevating the school buildings in low-lying towns of the province.

Classes in some schools are still ongoing despite the flood brought by inclement weather the past two weeks.

Overall, the DepEd-ARMM has identified 35 schools in 13 flooded towns in the province as severely affected. PNA

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