TACLOBAN CITY, June 1 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) Tacloban City Division is thankful to the positive response of students in this city who attended the first day of classes, paving the way for the successful opening of the new school year.
According to city schools division superintendent Gorgonio Diaz, there are still learners who opted to enroll on Monday.
To avoid the disruption of classes, students were advised to enroll at the principal’s office. The principal then ushers the students to their respective classes.
Diaz said that an increase of enrollment in the northern villages were recorded particularly in Lucio Vivero Elementary School in New Kawayan village, owing to thousands of families that transferred to permanent relocation sites from high risk zones tagged after super typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
The official cited the insufficiency of classrooms to accommodate new enrollees as well as four additional teachers from the division to cater the need of the said school.
Diaz said there were no untoward incidents recorded during the first day of classes.
“The support and assistance coming from the different stakeholders like the city government and other donors contributed a huge part in ensuring a successful opening of classes,” Diaz added.
Assistance in form of school buildings, Brigada Eskwela financial assistance, and support of the Philippine National Police,(PNP) Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Traffic Operations Management Enforcement Control Office TOMECO for safety and security contributed to the successful opening of classes on Monday.
“The village official’s support together with the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) and even students and pupils participation in the Brigada Eskwela also contributed to the success of the first day of classes,” Diaz said.
The city DepEd office has set up a help desk at the division office to address concerns relative to class opening. (PNA)