BAYOMBONG: The provincial government has allocated P49.3 million for the construction of additional 20 classrooms due to insufficient learning schools here.
Assistant provincial engineer Manolo Norial said the budget for the additional classrooms was recommended by the Provincial School Board (PSB).
“The approved fund is intended to address the insufficient number of learning centers in our province,” Norial said.
He said that eight classrooms were finished.
Provincial officials said sources of funding for these classroom projects were from the Real Property Tax (RPT) payments of the Casecnan Water and Energy Company which operates the Casecnan Multi-Purpose Irrigation and Power Project (CMIPP) in Alfonso Castaneda town.
“The rooms were constructed as additional classrooms in already existing schools due to the problem of equity distribution. And with this, we can provide more classrooms where they are needed,” Norial said.
In 2004, the provincial government has started constructing additional classrooms as well as hiring of teachers under the Special Education Fund (SEF) scheme to improve the quality of education.