Capitol spends P106.8M for classroom constructions, renovations

The Cebu Provincial Government spent P106.8 million for the construction and renovation of classrooms in response to the rising number of students in the province.

Of the 163 classrooms, which can accommodate 7,335 students, 87 of which were built under the joint project of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) and the Cebu Provincial Government. The other 76 classrooms were solely funded by the Capitol.

For the 87 classrooms constructed under the joint project, the provincial government provided a counter fund of P43 million while Rafi contributed P111.8M for the total cost of P154.8M

The Capitol shelled out P48 million for the construction of 76 classrooms, which were downloaded to the 36 municipalities.

Among the 36 towns, Santander National High School received the biggest project with P2.3 million. The rest got at least P1.1 million each.

 Madridejos National High School is the biggest recipient of the RAFI-Capitol project with a four-story edifice which can accommodate 12 classrooms.

A two-story building with six classrooms was constructed in eight towns. They are Kansi National High School-Tuburan, Dalaguete National High School, Sangat National High School, Bagainga Integrated School, Calape National High School, Mantalongon National High School, Mohon National High School and Marikaban Integrated School.

Catmon Integrated School, Carmen National High School and San Remegio National High School were recipients of a three-story edifice with nine classrooms.

The Capitol and RAFI also joined hands in another school project for classroom renovations in which the province contributed P15.8 million.

Meanwhile, the national government constructed 2,682 classrooms in Cebu from 2010 to 2013 to address the backlog of the previous administration. At least 3, 690 more are already funded for construction with completion date set at the end of the year.