TACLOBAN CITY – The Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a P5.97 million, one-story, two-classroom school building at Montejo Mendiola Memorial Elementary School (MMMES) in Jaro, Leyte.

Each classroom, measuring 7 meters by 9 meters, is fully furnished with amenities including comfort rooms, blackboards, electric fans, lighting fixtures, and a wash hand area. Also, provisions for ramps with handrails have been included to accommodate individuals with disabilities (PWDs).

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura emphasized that the project signifies a significant stride towards enhancing the quality of education and establishing an optimal learning environment for both educators and students.

“The new school building will offer improved facilities and ambiance, fostering an atmosphere conducive to active participation among teachers and pupils,” Oppura noted.

Meanwhile, a teacher from MMMES highlighted that the new structure will accommodate Kindergarten 1 and Grade 1 pupils, with a total enrollment of 58 students from K1 to Grade 6 for the ongoing school year.

Moreover, the initiative is a collaborative effort with the Department of Education through its Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEEF) for 2023, aimed at addressing classroom shortages in priority schools nationwide.