Olongapo City gears up for school opening

May 31, 2010 1:38 pm 

OLONGAPO CITY, May 31 — Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. has directed the city government agencies to step up its preparation for the school opening on June 15.

Gordon said all concerned city departments should do its part to help and support the government’s "Oplan Balik Eskwela" program in order to ensure the smooth and orderly conduct of school opening this year.

The city mayor, together with the officials Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO), Office of Traffic Management and Public Safety (OTMPS), City Health Office (CHO), James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital (JLGMH), Environmental Sanitation Management Office (ESMO), Disaster Management Office (DMO), City Nutrition Office and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) discussed ways on how to address common problems usually associated with the opening of classes.

"Kailangan na ligtas ang mga mag-aaral sa lahat ng antas sa kanilang pagpasok sa eskwela lalo na ang mga maliliit na bata sa kanilang pagtawid sa lansangan. Tulungan natin ang DepEd upang maging maayos ang pagbubukas ng klase sa Hunyo (The safety of the students in all levels is a must, especially the children when crossing the streets. Let us help the DepEd to make the school opening this June orderly)," he said.

He also asked the city officials to look into the repair and rehabilitation of school classrooms to ensure the safety of school children.

Olongapo City has a total of 83 schools wherein 27 are public elementary schools, 12 public high schools, 31 private elementary schools and 13 private high schools.

More than 40,000 elementary and high school students from both public and private schools in the city are expected to go back to school this year. (PNA)



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