The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a four-story school building for a school in Quezon City before the summer vacation begins, the Manila Bulletin reported.
The P18.7-million establishment has eight classrooms equipped with emergency exits, fire protection facilities, cistern, and water tanks.
The new building would accommodate more students in D. Tuazon Elementary School for the coming school year.
“This project was undertaken to provide a more spacious and sturdy facility wherein the security and safety of our students and teachers will not be compromised,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
With new classrooms, the usual 50:1 ratio of students is now reduced to 40:1 which, according to Villar, would provide students a more conducive learning environment.
The agency implemented the project using the Department of Education’s Basic Education Facilities Fund.