THE Department of Education (DepEd) turned over a two-story building with provisions for persons with disabilities (PWD) to the Julian Luna Elementary School in Batangas over the weekend.
The building, which has eight classrooms, is part of the Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project Phase I (PSIP I).
“Sinigurado natin na may toilet para sa persons with disabilities. Ito ay may mas malaking ramp para magamit ng mga mag-aaral na PWD [We make sure that there is toilet for persons with disabilities. This has a bigger ramp for the use of PWD students],” said Education Secretary Armin Luistro during the turnover ceremony.
He added that as a learner-centered public institution, DepEd establishes child-friendly, safe, and motivating learning environments, where differently-abled learners would be able to achieve their full potential.
PSIP involves the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the classrooms with school furniture, fixtures and toilets. Classrooms built under PSIP have a design life of 25 years, as part of DepEd’s technical requirements.
Under the PSIP I deal, the contractor covers major maintenance such as structural assessment, termite control, and repainting of the school building within 10 years.
Luistro said President Benigno Aquino 3rd remains committed in addressing the growing needs in basic education.