Cadiz City to have new school building soon

THE 4-Storey, 16-Classroom school building at Jerusalem National High School in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, a convergence project of DPWH and DepEd. (Photo courtesy of DPWH Negros Occidental 1st DEO)

STUDENTS and teachers of Jerusalem National High School in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental will soon have a new building that will serve as additional venue for their journey towards quality education.

Engineer Jaime SJ Javellana of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Negros Occidental 1st District Engineering Office said the P49.151-million project includes the construction of a 4-storey building with 16 standard size classrooms.

The project is funded under the district’s Calendar Year 2018 Regular Infrastructure Program in convergence with the Department of Education (DepEd).

Javellana added that the school building project is expected to be completed this year in time for the opening of classes for academic year 2019-20.

“This 4-storey, 16-classroom school building can accommodate more or less 650 students, considering the 1:40 classroom-student ratio. This building will provide students and teachers a conducive learning facility, one that is new and a lot more comfortable,” Javellana said.

Jessa Marie Diducay, a senior high school teacher, said the building will be used as laboratory and additional classrooms for their senior high school program, which is expected to increase this school year.

Diducay added that the new school building would answer the lack of classrooms they had experienced in the past years, benefiting the students as well as the teachers and the community.

Meanwhile, Engr. Javellana said that in convergence with DepEd, the DPWH will be constructing more school buildings in various schools within the district’s areas of jurisdiction, as a humble contribution towards achievement of educational development and excellence of the people in the province. (DPWH-6/RPAIO)