MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education is proud to announce that shortage of classrooms across the schools nationwide has been adequately addressed even as classes may still be held outside in the coming school year.
DepEd said the perennial problem of classroom shortage over the years has been solved by the agency, and in fact, even exceeded the government expectations because of the joint efforts between public and private sectors.
President Benigno Aquino III, in his speech during the turnover ceremony of Carmona National High School classrooms in Cavite, heaped praises for Education Secretary Armin Luistro for the ‘remarkable achievement’ in solving the backlog of classrooms from the previous administration.
Luistro, who was with the President during the ceremony, said DepEd has so far built 66,813 classrooms, a little over than the government target of 66,8000, with each unit costing around P800,000. (Click here to read more)