Enough classrooms seenBy Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Department of Education (DepEd) is confident the classrooms shortage in the country would be solved by 2014.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said over P18 billion of the proposed P238.8 billion DepEd budget would go to the construction and repair of 15,000 classrooms, and the installation of 25,000 sanitation facilities.
At present, the DepEd lacks 66,800 classrooms.
Luistro said 30,000 more classrooms would be constructed through public-private partnerships.
“By 2014, we will only construct (classrooms) based on expected increase in student population,” Luistro said.