The Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) constructed a school building with two-classrooms at the Macalpi-ay National High School in Pastrana, Leyte at a cost of P4.96 million. (L2DEO)

TACLOBAN CITY-The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has completed a one-story school building with two classrooms in Macalpi-ay National High School, Pastrana, Leyte, aiming to accommodate the need for classrooms.

The construction of a school building project amounting to P4.96 million involves the construction of a one-story school building measuring 7 meters by 9 meters for each of the two classrooms with provisions for comfort rooms, lighting fixtures, blackboards, ceiling fans, and Persons with Disability (PWDs) ramp.

According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, school building construction, particularly in rural locations, is thought to be essential to students’ interest in learning, encourages social interactions, and significantly increases the number of students.

“The new school building signifies the DPWH’s dedication to enhancing education facilities in the local community. The newly constructed classrooms will cater to the growing demand for quality education, ensuring an improved learning experience for students,” Oppura added.

The school building project is being carried out in partnership with the Department of Education to enhance the School Building Program (SBP) which aims to address the problem on lack of classrooms nationwide.