Division seeks opening of 30 new HS, elem schools

More public schools are soon to be opened in Davao City.

Councilor Pilar Braga, head of the Davao City Council education committee, has proposed the opening of 30 new public schools, both elementary and high school for the school year 2019-2020.

Braga made the proposal after receiving a letter from Dr. Maria Ines Asuncion, schools division superintendent.

The letter was forwarded by the Schools Division Office (SDO), enumerating the schools evaluated and recommended based on the result of the ocular inspection conducted by the Regional Inspectorate Team of the Department of Education.

“The SDO is seeking a city council resolution supporting the creation of schools under these depressed, deprived and underprivileged areas,” Braga said.

The proposed schools names under the “establishment” recommendations are: GSIS Heights National High School, Dominga National High School (Barangay Dominga), Patag National High School (Marilog District), Upian National High School (Marilog District), Datu Lompipi National High School (Marilog District), Magsaysay National High School (Marilog District), Mapula National High School (Paquibato District), Pangyan National High School (Tamugan), Ula National High School (Tugbok District), Bantol National High School (Marilog District),Taga-ibo National High School (Marilog District), Sumilop National High School (Marilog District), Matina Pangi National High School, Gilun Elementary School (Marilog District), Datu Duyan National High School (Marilog District), Matina Biao National High School, KTC Elementary School (Paquibato District), Luyan Elementary School (Baguio District), Kabangbang Elementary School (Marilog District),Malikongkong National High School (Marilog District), Balah Licosan National High School (Marilog District), Laho Integrated School (Marilog District), Lumiad National High School (Paquibato District), Mabuhay National High School (Marilog District), and Lumatag National High School (Marilog District).

The proposed schools names under the “integrated” recommendations are: Betan Integrated School (Paquibato District), Bayanihan Integrated School (Matina), New Valencia Integrated School (Tugbok District), Carmen Integrated School (Tugbok District), Gumitan Integrated School (Marilog District) and Lacson Integrated School (Calinan District).

The recommendations were based on the results of the ocular inspection: “establishment” or a separate and independent high school to be constructed in a new location, while “integrated” or the establishment of a high school to existing elementary sites.