ILOILO CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) here has asked the support of stakeholders, including local government units (LGUs), in its “Brigada Eskwela“ slated May 23-27 in preparation for the opening of classes.
Elsie Suarez, education program specialist and one of the coordinators of the annual activity, said that the DepEd cannot do it alone and it needs the support of stakeholders in preparing for the future of children.
Brigada Eskwela, otherwise known as the “School Maintenance Week”, is making the school prepared for the incoming year.
She added that it has been institutionalized that the division offices will be the one to spearhead the activity with the regional office making the necessary coordination.
The week-long activity is usually participated by parents and teachers association and other stakeholders invoking the “bayanihan” spirit.
The focus mostly during the five-day event is on cleanliness, repainting of classrooms, repairs among others.
Suarez said that a regional evaluation will be conducted in July and August for the best implementer of the Brigada Eskwela.
Last year, three schools were given awards, namely the Passi City National High School in Passi City, Iloilo; Menoyan Elementary School in Negros Occidental and the Maayon National High School in Capiz.
Already exempted from the award for being in the Hall of Fame is the Nabitasan Elementary School from Iloilo City.
Reports from PNA.