12-Classroom building completed in San Miguel, Iloilo

The 3-storey, 12-classroom building constructed by DPWH Iloilo 4th District Engineering Office in convergence with DepEd for the senior high school students of Leonora Salapantan National High School in San Miguel, Iloilo. (Photo courtesy of DPWH, Iloilo 4th DEO)

A 3-STOREY, 12-classroom school building was recently turned over by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Iloilo 4th District Engineering Office to the officials of Leonora Salapantan National High School in San Miguel, Iloilo.

OIC-District Engineer Mario G. Soriano said the project cost P31.539 million and was funded under the District’s FY 2018 General Appropriations Act.

It was implemented in convergence with the Department of Education, in support of the K-12 Educational program.

“This 3-Storey building, with the length of 11 m x 46 m, has 12 standard-size classrooms with 4 classrooms per storey, and can accommodate at least 450 students,” Soriano said.

“The project also involved provision of steel casement at rear window with security grills for front jalousie windows, fire protection system, and overhead and cistern tanks,” he added.

According to school principal Dr. Mary Grace L. Castillo, the said building has definitely added to the efficiency of serving their students and inspired their teachers.

“We barely had classrooms to accommodate the students when the school opened decades ago. Now, we have accommodated approximately 3,400 students and 150 teachers and staff,” Castillo said.

“The rise of the buildings in our school changed the outlook and attitude of our students. We are now able to house the students in a more conducive and safe learning environment and secure them in a clean and safe classroom. As a result, absenteeism and drop-out rates were decreased,” she added.

More school building projects are being constructed by the District in various schools in the 2nd district of Iloilo, with the aim of providing a better venue for the learning to progress as well as effective delivery of quality education. (DPWH-6/RPAIO)