By Marchel P. Espina
BACOLOD CITY, Sept 30 (PNA) — Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. underscored the need to provide quality education for Negrenses as he led the turn-over Tuesday of the P66.5-million, 45-classrooom building to Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) here.
The governor said the edifice and its facilities are assurance of good education, and dedication of teachers to provide good education to eliminate poverty.
He reiterated that part of his administration’s 11-point agenda is to give quality education to the underprivileged and shorten the gap between the rich and the poor.
“Take good care of it,” the governor told the students of NOHS. Department of Education-6 Director Gemma Ledesma thanked the provincial government for the new school building, adding that it will address classroom storage since some classes at NOHS were held in improvised facilities due to lack of classrooms.
Seeing that the columns and beams of the building had been reinforced, Ledesma said, “This is a safe building for school children.”
The 45-classroom structure was constructed by the provincial government upon the request of NOHS principal Mario Amaca. This was made after a compromise agreement was reached between the DepEd and the provincial government allowing NOHS to return the adjacent 43,791-square meter Paglaum Sports Complex property to the Capitol, which paved the way for the establishment of the Negros First Cyber Centre.
The funds for the construction were sourced from the Provincial School Board.(PNA)