New school building benefits close to 2,000 students in Maguindanao
Parang, Maguindanao- Close to two thousand students of Parang National High School will benefit from the two-storey school building that was turned over today, June 6, by the Education Secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Jamar Kulayan.
The school building has six classrooms that will house 148 senior high school students of PNHS. It is also set to answer classroom gaps in the said school.
“Prior to this, the classroom- student ratio in PNHS was 1:65 but it is now reduced to 1:56,” Kulayan said before the students and officials of PNHS.
He added that after the construction of another school building this year, the ratio will be further reduced to 1:47.
PNHS is a beneficiary of the School Building Project of DepEd for the year 2013.
Kulayan said that the present administration is committed to deliver services to meet the needs of the people and that they are serious in addressing all education gaps in the region.
“This two-storey six-classroom school building is very timely to accommodate the senior high school students,” Kulayan said.
PNHS is one the six pilot schools in ARMM for senior high school that will offer one of the tracks in K+12. It will offer Computer Programming track.
Computer Programming is under the Information and Communication Technology component of the Technical-Vocation Livelihood track of K+12.
It is a specialization course that leads to a computer programming national certificate level IV (NC IV).
According to Bai Alibai Aleudin, Schools Division Superintendent of Maguindanao II, after graduating from senior high school, students will receive national certificate and can immediately seek employment.
“We are expecting that for the next school year, we will be able to open up more high schools to offer senior high schools courses,” Kulayan said.
Parang Councilor Walid Macapeges, who serves as vice-chair of the town council’s education committee, urged the students to not let the lack of school facilities hinder them from their studies and from achieving their dreams.
“Please do your part by taking good care of what’s given to you by the government,” Aleudin said.