Most of the 167 new buildings for senior high school in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) would be ready in time for the school opening in June.
“We are turning these over to the communities because we want these facilities to be used in the upcoming school year, which will start in June,” Governor Mujiv Hataman said.
He further said that many are still struggling in rural areas to get proper education, referring to the regional government’s move to build more classrooms in far-flung areas.
For the entire ARMM, the regional government has allocated a little over P1 billion that would cover 167 new school buildings with 816 classrooms.
The bulk of the new school buildings for senior high school would be in the provinces of Maguindanao with 75, and in Lanao del Sur with 51.
The rest, or 41 new buildings, would be spread in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
On top of these, Hataman said the regional government is also building 12-classroom agri-fishery school in Basilan for high school and college students.
(Photo credit: http://www.armm.gov.ph)