DOLORES, Eastern Samar, July 30, 2017–After over a year of holding classes in the school gymnasium, senior high school students of Dolores National High School will now report to what school administrators have described as classrooms that are “conducive for learning.”
On July 28, 2017, Department of Education officials led by Schools Division Superintendent Judith Boco and lone district representative Ben P. Evardone led the turn-over of two mid-rise buildings to DNHS administrators and teaching staff.
The four-story buildings, first of its kind in the province, each house 12 classrooms that will cater to almost 2,000 students.
“We will no longer hold classes in the gymnasium, use junior high school classrooms or implement shifting of classes,” DNHS principal Elisa Campomanes said.
Boco then reminded school officials to “maintain the buildings and ensure their maximum use.”
In his message, Evardone said the lack of classrooms and facilities are not the biggest challenges to educators.
“Our biggest challenge is how we can produce quality graduates,” he said.
The congressman said that he will support the continued training of high school teachers to help prepare children for the tertiary level.
According to Evardone, the government spent P44M for the school buildings. (Medora NB Quirante / Este News)