By Chito Chavez
The Quezon City government will prioritize the construction of additional classrooms to cope with the increasing number of enrollees in the city’s public schools.
Last Tuesday, outgoing Mayor Herbert M. Bautista and Education Secretary Dr. Leonor Briones led in the inauguration of a new four-story senior high school building in Flora Ylagan, Barangay Pinayahan.
The new Flora Ylagan Senior High School building has 23 classrooms and laboratories.
“This is part of our assistance to the national government with regards to the K to 12 and with this classroom shortage was reduced,’’ Bautista said.
According to a city government statement, the Bautista administration has reduced the classroom shortage to less than 1,000 from 3,000.
From 2010 to present, Quezon City has invested over P3 billion for putting up more school buildings and P743 million for repairing and maintaining them.
Briones expressed her gratitude for the city’s generosity in prioritizing education in its programs.
Quezon City has invested very heavily for education.