DepEd: Collaboration of education stakeholders needed for smooth opening of classes

  • May 18, 2017
  • Roi Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 17 (PIA) – Officials from the local divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) emphasized that collaboration between education stakeholders is important to achieve a smooth and orderly opening of classes next month.

As the Brigada Eskwela 2017 goes full swing this week, Dr. Nelson Caday, Chief of Schools Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) of DepEd-Division of Dumaguete City, reiterated that the goal of this endeavor is “to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of school year 2017 to 2018 this June 5.”

On the other hand, DepEd-Division of Negros Oriental SGOD Chief Dr. Rachel Picardal encouraged community members to participate in this activity since this is the only avenue where they can prepare the schools in time for the opening of classes.

The DepEd had a national launching of Brigada Eskwela on May 15 led by Education Sec. Leonor Briones with a kick-off program and caravan held in Cebu City.

This activity will run for six days and will culminate on May 20.

However, the DepEd – Negros Island Regional (NIR) Office had the regional launching last May 12 at Dumaguete City High School which was two days earlier than the national launch.

DepEd Sec. Briones was also present at the regional launch.

Picardal explained that they held the regional launch in advance because they wanted that by May 15 all schools have begun their own Brigada.

This year, the theme of Brigada is “Isang pamayanan, isang bayanihan para sa handa at ligtas na paaralan” which focuses on school safety and preparedness.

Caday cited that based on DepEd Memorandum 43 series of 2017, school heads are guided in preparing schools to be safe learning facilities also in disaster management and disaster risk reduction in education.

DepEd-Dumaguete City also disclosed that school heads are directed to strategize how to encourage community stakeholders to participate in the six-day Brigada and also plan other activities in relation to this program.

Another highlight of this year’s Brigada is the inclusion of rabies awareness and prevention lectures during the Brigada Week.

Meanwhile, Caday announced that there will be a regional search for the Best Brigada Eskwela Implementers. One of the criteria is participation of stakeholders to encourage parents to join in this activity.

“With your help, I think we can (give) our young people an assured future,” Caday said.

“If we prepare the schools, we prepare the students, the stakeholders. Everybody’s efforts are for the good of our children,” Caday stressed. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)


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