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DepEd Butuan finds first day of classes in order

by Jocelyn E. Morano

Butuan City (June 3) -- "The opening of classes was orderly, organized and with only minimal complaints from parents unlike in previous years," thus said Department of Education (DepEd) officials who took time in visiting different schools and noticed marked improvements in school facilities.

During the schools' Monday Flag raising on the first day of classes, DepEd-Caraga reminded teachers to educate students on the importance of proper hygiene to prevent the spread of any disease.

Traffic Aides remains on alert along school zones, taking into priority the A.D. Curato Street where Butuan Central Elementary School and Agusan National High School were located, and are considered the largest populated school here.

Traffic situation was generally manageable despite the monitored heavier-than-usual traffic, said Police Senior Inspector Ave Mario Romero of the Butuan City Police Traffic Office.

However, several internet cafés were reprimanded and warned for accepting elementary and secondary students who were caught playing online games during school hours by roving police officials from Police Regional Office 13 spearheaded by Police Senior Supt. Ramon Espiritu.

As of yesterday, June 1, DepEd-Caraga has still to collate reports from city and provincial areas to come up with the exact figure of students enrolled for school year 2009-2010.

Starting yesterday, schools in the region are accepting late enrolees and transferees.

The Police Regional Office 13 likewise maintains the heightened red alert status in the whole region citing reports that the opening of classes was peaceful and orderly with no untoward incidents that has been recorded in police stations region wide.

Police Senior Supt. Nestor Fajura, Chief of Operation Division in PRO 13 said, police personnel were visible in schools and PNP tapped barangay officials and civilian volunteer's organization to augment police personnel in securing public school students in far-flung areas. (Radyo ng Bayan Butuan) [top]

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