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DepEd Antique implements Brigada Eskwela

San Jose, Antique (1 June) -- The Division of Antique implemented the call of the Department of Education on the holding of School Maintenance Week last May 24-28 or the Brigada Eskwela 2010.

Victor de Gracia, Asst. Schools Division Superintendent said Brigada Eskwela has helped a lot in preparing the schools for the opening of classes come June 15.

Among the activities undertaken by parents, teachers and other civic spirited people in the barangays during the brigada are minor repairs of classrooms and school facilities like water system, electrical connections and comfort rooms. Cleanliness and sanitation is also given importance to get rid of dengue and water borne diseases.

De Gracia emphasized that regular classes will start on June 15, since the cleaning and other preparatory activities were already done during the school maintenance week. The students are advised to report to school on the opening day.

When asked about the classrooms, textbooks and teacher-pupil ratio de Gracia said, Antique is so fortunate to have a good number of classroom per student ratio even in remote barangays also with textbooks and number of teachers. Teachers funded under the Local School Board (provincial and municipal) are big help to meet the standard ratio of teacher and pupils.

According to de Gracia, the campaign for this school year is to increase the school participation rate especially of high school students. A lot of children who are suppose to be in high school are engaged in labor or other income generating endeavor to meet the basic needs of the family.

For school year 2010-2011, the Division of Antique hopes to maintain a high rating in terms of achievement of students and improve participation rate. (PIA 6/psm) [top]

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