Baguio Central School principal Dr. Esther Litilit said that the opening of classes went well despite several challenges.
Litilit said they are again lacking classroom this year. She said they already turned several facilities into temporary classrooms such as the Home Economics room, the clinic and the social halls of the school. The rooms are being used by higher grades and the Alternative Learning System learners.
As a means to help solve the problem on the lack of classrooms, Litilit is looking for the possibility of having a double shifting in some grade levels but this will still be discussed with the parents and teachers.
She called on the contractor of the on-going construction of the new classroom building to fast track the completion to accommodate more learners. The new building is expected to be completed by October this year which could accommodate at least 12 more class sections.
As of June 3, the oldest and largest elementary school had total enrollees of 2,982 but Litilit said they are expecting to increase this year as enrollees are still accepted until the enrolment period will be over by the end of June. Last year, the school had at least 3,000 pupils.
She stressed that BCS is a public school and they will continue to welcome enrollees as they come and they will not reject anyone. She only asks parents to bring their learners as soon as possible so that they would not miss many lessons.
Meanwhile, Litilit thanked the Baguio City Police Office personnel for their added security at their school which makes parent and students as well as the school personnel more safe in the school. (JDP/RMC –PIA CAR & UC Interns)
By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis