TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The conduct of the week-long Brigada Eskwela in the different schools provincewide was successful making sure that the classrooms will be ready to accommodate the influx of pupils and students for the schoolyear 2015-2016.
Senior Superintendent George Daskeo, officer-in-charge of the Kalinga provincial police office, cited the importance of the joint efforts of the community and the teachers in the enforcement of school guidelines and policies in order to achieve the provision of quality education of today’s youth, thus, driving the students attention away from vices and acquainting themselves with better values.
Daskeo, an education graduate and a topnotcher of the Professional Board Exam for Teachers (PBET) before entering the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), emphasized on the importance of schools in the efforts of the police to help children in conflict with the law, especially in satisfying the purposes of basic education which is to prepare the youth to be able to hurdle the challenges of the future.
On the other hand, Felipe Balitoc, officer-in-charge of the Division of City Schools in Tabuk City, challenged all the teachers of the city and the whole province to be the role model of students in their respective schools, especially in the beautification and greening as well as sustaining peace and order in every school.
He claimed the Brigada Eskwela activity will be of great help to the students because all the schools will be clean in time for the influx of students when classes open on June 1, 2015.
Instead of spending their first days in classes cleaning their classrooms and school grounds, Balitoc cited they can immediately start regular classes right on the first day to avoid being delayed in completing the curriculum for the year.
According to him, it is now high time for schools to do away with the old practice making the first day of classes as the time to do general cleaning, thus, preventing a good number of students from attending the first day of school because of their long time impression that the first day of school is for general cleaning.
Benidla Daytaca, assistant Schools Division Superintendent of Tabuk City, said with the full cooperation of all stakeholders during the conduct of the week-long Brigada Eskwela, schools in the different parts of the province are ready to accommodate the expected increasing number of students for this schoolyear.
She cited the implementation of the K to 12 basic education program next year will be in time for the provision of additional classrooms in designated schools which will be offering senior high school.
Thousands of teachers, parents and community volunteers joined the conduct of the week-long Brigada Eskwela in the province to show the people in other regions the importance of harmonious working relationship among stakeholders to realize the successful implementation of desired programs to improve the condition of the classrooms in public schools.
By Dexter A. See