THE City Government of Cagayan de Oro is set to build the five-storey classroom building with a P100-million budget at City Central School to address classroom shortage.
In a groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this week, City Mayor Oscar Moreno said the building with 52 classrooms is the government’s response to the 33 classroom shortage leading 6,752 learners to experience double shifts.
Duque Caguindangan, school principal, said the classrooms will also house pupils of special education, Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education, and Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education.
The building will also comprise the offices of the City Public Library and Girl Scouts of the Philippines.
Moreno said it is the aim of the government to provide comfortable and conducive for learning classrooms to pupils since the abandoned 30-classroom building, damaged by fire in 2012, is no longer suitable for use.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanay, DepEd officials, members of the 19th City Council, Local School Board, City Hall department heads, and barangay officials. (cio)