President Benigno ‘PNoy’ Aquino III is in Pavia on Tuesday, February 9, to inaugurate and turn over the three-storey, 18-classroom school building in Pavia National High School.
The project was funded by the Philippine Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), through the Department of Public Works and Highways, as part of the Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan School Building Project of the government.
Maricar Bautista, assistant vice-president, Office of the Corporate Communications and Services Department of PAGCOR, said the school building and classrooms in Pavia cost P43,046,149.35.
The building can accommodate 900 students at 50 students per classroom, which is seen to decongest the growing number of students occupying the classrooms.
According to DepEd, Pavia is one of the most populous public schools, with more than 3,000 enrolees.
Bautista said the new school building is cement-finished with PAGCOR iconic design, that is, concrete parapet, glass facade, tapered columns, polycarbonate canopy, and each classroom compliant with DepEd standards.
The Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan School Building Project seeks to address acute deficiency in classrooms and school buildings through provision of funds.
PNoy also led the ceremonial switch-on of 3,618 sitios of Panay Island under the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) of the National Electrification Administration (NEA).[via PIA | Photo: Pavia Newsandviews Facebook]