DPWH  12  gears  up  for opening of classes

  • May 17, 2017

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 17 (PIA) --   Once again, the Department of Public Works  and Highways in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (DPWH) 12  extends help  to the Department of Education in preparing  schools   for the  opening classes in June.


Ellen  Torino,  information officer of DPWH 12, told  Philippine Information Agency 12 that   DPWH  Undersecretary  Romeo Momo  has issued a memorandum directing all regional offices to prepare for the opening of classes in June along with DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela Program this May 2017  through  its Oplan  Balik  Eskwela.


Oplan  Balik Eskwela,  Torino  explained, in an annual  activity of  the DPWH  spearheaded  by the Maintenance  Division that provide assistance to the DepEd  to ensure  safe and  worry-free  opening of classes.


Among the  major  activities of  DPWH  for the  Oplan Balik Eskwela  are  repair and maintenance of roads and canals  in the  vicinity of schools, painting of pedestrian lanes and its significant lane markings, and installation of traffic sign boards.


They will also be involved in cleaning of school vicinities, cleaning and painting of classrooms, repair of tables and chairs and mobilization of any form of donations such as plywood, roofing materials, paints,  and other materials.


Per DepED Department Order No. 25 series of 2017, classes  for SY 2017-2018 will begin on  June 5.


In this regard, DPWH 12 OIC Regional Director Basir Ibrahim  assured  DepEd  officials  of  full support  to make sure that  schools  and  their  surroundings are set  to  receive  students for another  school year.


He  said  all  8  engineering district offices  have been  mandated to  fully implement  Oplan Balik  Eskwela in their respective area  of responsibility. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12  with report from DPWH 12 Information Unit) 

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