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Cagayan public schools get P6.3 million aid for Brigada Eskwela

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Provincial Government of Cagayan extended a total of P6.3 million financial assistance to all elementary and junior high schools in the province, to aid them in implementing this year’s Brigada Eskwela.

In a press release, Cagayan Provincial Information Office (CPIO) said the distribution of financial aid depends on the type of school in terms of population.

Each small, medium, and large elementary schools were given P5,000, P7,000, and P10,000, respectively while each small, medium, and large junior high schools were given P15,000, P20,000, and P25,0000, respectively.

In total, P4,247,000 were given to elementary schools while P2,085,000 were awarded to junior high schools for an overall sum of P6,332,000, CPIO said.

CPIO noted that Cagayan has 514 small, 171 medium, and 48 large elementary schools. The province has 62 small, 34 medium, and 19 large junior high schools.

Small schools have a population of 500 and below, medium schools have a population of 501-1000 learners, while large schools cater to more than 1000 learners, CPIO’s Rowella Dela Cruz said.

CPIO said the funds came from the Special Education Fund of the “No Barangay Left Behind” program.

In the release, Clarita Lunas, the provincial government’s consultant on education, said the funds will be used by schools for rehabilitation projects and repair of damaged school materials. Lunas added that each school must submit a “program of work.”

Meanwhile, the community-based Brigada Eskwela ended on Saturday, June 2. The start of classes begins on Monday, June 4. With reports from Rowella Dela Cruz/CPIO.


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