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3 public schools in Manila will be modernized with P5-B

Manila’s municipal administration has set aside PHP5 billion for the building of three new public schools.

Dr. Alejandro Albert Elementary School in Sampaloc will be renovated for PHP2 billion, Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo for PHP1.9 billion, and Manila Science High School on Taft Avenue for PHP1.3 billion.

Apart from the building plans, the city will continue to support the blended learning model that has been in place since last year as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Manila has authorized the purchase of 60,820 more computer tablets for newly enrolled public school pupils, PHP120,600,000 for four months of connection for approximately 201,000 K-12 students, and PHP5 million for teacher training for the next school year.

A fund of PHP60,532,256.37 has been set aside in anticipation of a potential increase in public school enrolment.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said at his State of the City Address on Thursday that despite the epidemic, excellent education must not suffer.

“Because we believe in universal education, Manila schools must be accessible to students from all walks of life,” Domagoso added.

He said that a student may learn and study in the capital city as long as they have the desire to do so.

According to Domagoso, the city must plan for population expansion over the next 10 to 15 years and improve educational infrastructure.

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