The local government of Pasig City will repair 44 schools in the city which have sustained minor and major damages through the years.
Mayor Vico Sotto said the city engineering team had already conducted inspection of all schools to ensure that the repair is just enough based on the needs of the schools.
“We have 44 public schools, both elementary and high school, and we have seen that some need minor, other major repairs. We have already started on some schools, so that even before the next school year starts all the repair have been completed,” Sotto said in a post on social media.
“We want schools that are conducive to learning,” he added.
Sotto also cited the need to improve the city’s functional literacy, or raise the number of children who can read and understand what they read.
“For a bright future, we need to raise the functional literacy of children,” he said.
The local government, with the help of some private individuals, has already started the training of teachers, so they would acquire new skills and strategies for teaching reading.
“We need to improve a lot when it comes to functional literacy among children. If a child is not able to read, he will slowly be left behind by his classmates. If a child doesn’t know how to read, he will be left behind in all his subjects,” he said in an earlier interview.