The provincial government of Compostela Valley has begun the construction of 11 classrooms as a response to the shortage of educational facilities.

The project is part of the provincial government’s “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan” which aims to benefit students in five barangays previously served by the Salugpungan Ta”Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. (STICLCI). These are Panansalan and Sitio Side 4 Mangayon in Compostela; Danawan Manurigao, Sitio Bongloy, Pagsabangan in New Bataan; and Sitio Sapanglubog, Tibagon in Pantukan town.

Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy assured that the privately-funded classrooms will be completed by next month.

“The donation is about Php9 million to finance these projects and this will answer the issue of classroom shortage even without undergoing the usual lengthy government process of constructing classrooms,” he said.

The classrooms, Uy said, will be equipped with solar panels, water tanks and other facilities.

The STICLCI was recently closed by the Department of Education (DepEd) due to reported communist links.

The new classrooms will benefit former STICLC students who presently have to travel for hours to get to schools in the town proper. “Once finished, we encourage the parents to enroll their students in these schools,” the governor said.

Photo courtesy of Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy/PNA

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