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Isabela school raises concern over classroom shortage

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ISABELA, Philippines- A Department of Education (DepEd) official of this town has raised his concern regarding shortage of classrooms in Echague National High School here and its failure to accommodate all its enrollees.

Samuel Apostol, principal of Echague National High School, said on Wednesday that currently the school had 1,300 students compared to last year’s 1,000 and there were no additional classrooms as of this writing.

Apostol said he had reported the classroom shortage to the DepEd–Isabela and had been waiting for the response and action of officials of the schools division office.

He said they had tapped abandoned buildings of the school as temporary classrooms for students but it was not conducive for learning as there were no ventilation and the roofs had been destroyed by typhoon.

He said at least eight classrooms were needed to accommodate the influx of students in the said school.

Apostol said that aside from lack of classrooms, there were also shortage of teachers. Merlito Egdale/PIA

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