CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The provincial school board of Misamis Oriental has allocated at least PHP9 million for the improvement of school facilities and equipment for technical, vocational, and livelihood (TVL) education.
Dr. Randolph Tortola, head of the Department of Education's (DepEd) Misamis Oriental Division, said TVL is a skills-based training for students, which in the senior high school level is considered a concentration or a strand.
"There are existing ones (facilities and equipment) but, it cannot accommodate all population of students, and schools may end up just teaching the theories," he said on Wednesday.
Tortola, also the co-chairman of provincial school board, said the budget aims to improve in the development of students' skills as he admitted that not all who graduate from senior high school.
"All secondary schools have technology livelihood education, but not all are senior high school implementers because some have inadequate breathable space and school buildings," he said.
Jerome Mundo, secretary of the school board, said most requests they receive from public schools in the province are usually for classrooms and covered courts.
"There were requests that were disapproved because the projects they asked have already been listed by DepEd," he said.
Tortola said the provincial school board's priority projects are those that are not covered in DepEd's priority list.
He said the school board funds are sourced from the Special Education Fund, which totaled more than PHP161 million in 2018.