Lambunao Nat’l High School to get new school building

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 31 — Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Lambunao Mayor Reynor Gonzales led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a two-storey building at the Lambunao National High School (ONHS) here on Wednesday.

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will fund the construction of the two-storey, eight-classroom building worth P11.5 million which will be implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd).

LNHS OIC principal Rosemarie Acana said the project would be a big help in addressing the problem on classroom shortage in their school.

She said LNHS has more than 3,000 students but with limited number of classrooms.

LNHS is one of the seven public high schools in the province which benefited from the PAGCOR project that was requested by Gov. Defensor from Pagcor chairperson Cristino Naguiat Jr.

The other beneficiaries of the project include the national high schools in the towns of Balasan (five classrooms), Estancia (five classrooms), Janiuay (18 classrooms in two structures), Leon (four classrooms), Pototan (10 classrooms in two structures) and Oton (eight classrooms, two-storey building).

Defensor noted that many schools in the province lack classrooms and other educational facilities.

Records from the DepEd showed that Iloilo Province currently has a shortage of 788 secondary and 157 elementary classrooms. (PNA)

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