The Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Education recently turned over P14 million two-storey classroom buildings to the Lopez Jaena National High School in Murcia, Negros Occidental, for its Senior High School Department.
Simultaneous with the turnover was the blessing of the new classrooms and the unveiling of the school's symbolic marker in front of the school.
LJNHS principal Benjie Magada said the two buildings will provide eight additional classrooms for their Grade 11 classes and six rooms for Grade 12. The school has a total enrolment of more than 700 for its Senior High School for the current school year.
Magada said the inauguration marks a turning point for the school's status as one of the fast-developing schools of the town. He said two more 2-storey buildings are set for construction in the last quarter of the year to meet the classroom needs of their senior high students.
The school is also a recipient of the P1-million cookery building of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc., being the only school in Murcia that offers courses in cooking.
“We are doing our best to equip our school with the best facilities in order that when our high school students move up, they will not have to go any further for their desired courses”, he said.
Meanwhile, assistant schools division superintendent Gladys Amylaine Sales said they are exploring the possibility that all high schools across the province will have their own senior high school so students from far-flung areas will have easy access in taking their chosen courses.
Sales also said the DepEd has approved the request of 13 national high schools for SHS. The approval brings the total number of schools offering SHS to 90.
“We only have 25 schools left and we are closely working with them, including calls to the local government and some beneficiaries to assist the schools in their respective areas”, Sales said.
Sales also said she is pushing for the inclusion of agricultural tracks for the SHS programs. Agriculture, being the backbone of the economy, should be given considerable importance as opportunities are now aplenty in the agriculture industry.*MM
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Workshop on archiving,
digitization at CSA-B
The Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, will hold a training-workshop on basic archiving and digitization, tomorrow and Friday at the auditorium of CSA-B, its press release said.
The training-workshop aims to empower participants by providing them with competitive skills on basic archiving and digitization skills. It will cover basic paper conservation, knowledge on disaster risk management, and digitization of paper-based materials.
Invited to attend are librarians, record officers and staff from the academe, government and business sectors, non-government organizations, and foundations.
Registration fee is P1,500, inclusive of meals, kit and certificate. Those interested may pre-register online at www.csab.edu.ph . For more details, contact 0998-5373011, Kim Mariel Tabora at (034) 433-1248 or 0950-3478466; or email email@example.com , the press release added.*
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UNO-R College of
Pharmacy holds reunion
The pioneers of the College of Pharmacy of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (formerly Occidental Negros Institute) held a reunion at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City Saturday.
It was organized by the group of Elisa Cronologia-Geroso, and was sponsored by Romeo Buison and Cesar Junsay.
The group also attended the ONI, UNO, UNO-R alumni homecoming at the SMX Convention Center the same day, that was hosted by the Ruby Jubilarians Class of 1977.
Present at the reunion were Lilia Salazar, Eginita Luzuriaga, Teresa Granada, Melly Viaje, Marietta Robello, Mellie Leonardia, O'bella Samillano, Adelfa Gallos, Carmen Matus, Ma. Luz Geron, Gloria Inayan, Julia Ramos Querubin, Rosario de Juan-Fernandez, Emily Hilado, Erlinda Chua, Eva Careon, and Melinda Jaime-Yusay, who was the former Miss Pharmacy.*CGS
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