BACOLOD CITY, June 2 (PNA) — The Department of Education here is fully prepared to accommodate 90,209 students going back to school on Monday.
“We are now 100 percent ready,” said Dr. Greg Moyani Jr, Alternative Learning System Supervisor of the Division of Schools of Bacolod.
Moyani said all the 61,836 pupils must report to their 7:30 a.m. class in 46 public elementary schools by Monday after their regular flag-raising ceremony.
A total of 28,373 students, on the other hand, will attend to the same in 22 public high schools in the metro, he said.
Moyani said each school will have temporary police assistance desk manned by two policemen from Bacolod City Police Office from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The police assistance desk is established for the purpose of maintaining peace and order during the class opening, he said.
“The police’s presence around the campus will also help prevent cases of bullying, theft and other crimes that can cause harm to both students and teachers,” he added.
Moyani thanked BCPO Director Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel for providing enough security and for helping DepEd prepare the schools during their “Brigada Eskwela” last month.
As to the implementation of K+12 program, previously signed into law by the president, Moyani said all the preparations have been finished.
“We already hired and trained the teachers needed in kindergarten. Elementary teachers also underwent one-week seminar for the new curriculum for grades 1 and 2 before the opening,” he said.
DepEd is implementing the K+12 program that institutionalizes kindergarten and adds two more years to the country’s basic education system (six years of primary education, four years of junior high school and two years of senior high school).
The Philippines is the only country in Asia and one of only three countries in the world with a 10-year basic education.
K+12 aims to provide students sufficient time to master concepts and skills, and make them globally competitive lifelong learners.