BUSALI, Biliran- An official from the Department of Education (DepEd) in Eastern Visayas disclosed that the opening of classes in public schools will start on June 4.
“We will see to it that June 4 will really be the start of classes in the whole of Region 8,” DepEd-8 Regional Director Ramir B. Uytico emphasized in an interview during the conduct of the schools maintenance activities dubbed Brigada Eskwela in Busali Elementary School on May 22.
Uytico said that all classrooms should be ready prior the resumption of classes, thus encouraged teachers, parents, and volunteers to cooperate anew in this year’s Brigada Eskwela.
Spirit of volunteerism
Uytico said that Brigada Eskwela is aimed to bring out the “bayanihan” spirit among Filipinos. He stressed that parents opting to give financial assistance in exchange for extending volunteer works in school will just defeat the purpose of promoting the bayanihan spirit.
“Brigada Eskwela is tulungan. Ang pag-educate ng kabataan ay hindi lang ‘yan responsibilidad ng DepEd but rather the responsibility of everybody in the community especially the parents,” Uytico added.
He also welcomed all the stakeholders in the community to participate during the conduct of this year’s Brigada Eskwela from May 28 to June 2.
“Puwede nilang puntahan ‘yung school, i-approach ang principal kung ano ang mai-ooffer nila so that the school will feel na hindi sila nag-iisa sa paghanda for the coming school year,” the regional director said.
This year’s Brigada Eskwela has the theme “Pagkakaisa para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”
No collection policy
The DepEd chief reiterated that their department imposes the ‘no collection policy’ and further emphasized that attending in public schools is free.
“We would like to remind all the parents na pag-aralin ang kanilang mga anak sa public schools dahil walang bayad dito,” said Uytico.
He also encouraged the public to report to the offices of the principals and supervisors on any violations of the said policy.