Members of the inspectorate team of the Leyte II District Engineering Office conducted ocular inspection to seven schools being constructed by the office within Leyte’s second district. (PHOTO COURTESY)

TACLOBAN CITY-The Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) Inspectorate Team conducted an inspection of the ongoing school projects implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways in collaboration with the Department of Education.

According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, the seven school buildings constructed in different schools started their construction on January 19 and are expected to be completed on or before May 3 of this year.

“It is necessary to conduct an ocular project inspection, especially at the early stage of the construction activities, to assess that the project implementation adheres to the plans and program of works,” Oppura added.

Recipient schools are Talisay Elementary School, Mayorga, Leyte; Amandangay Elementary School, Tabontabon, Leyte; MacArthur Central School, MacArthur, Leyte; Caridad Primary School, Julita, Leyte; Buracan Elementary School, La Paz, Leyte; Aringit Primary School, Pastrana, Leyte; and Tunga Central School, Tunga, Leyte.

Each school building has a construction budget of P4.9 million sourced from the CY 2022 Basic Education Facilities Fund of the Department of Education (DepEd) aim to address the classroom gaps in high priority schools nationwide.

The school building, built on one storey with two classrooms, is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes, considering that the region is exposed to natural calamities. It is also equipped with restrooms, lighting fixtures, and electric fans to provide a conducive learning environment for the pupils so that they will be motivated to participate in the classroom activities.(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)