In the constant effort to build more learning spaces for our learners, the Department of Education (DepEd), in cooperation with Citicorp-Megawide Foundation, continues the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP). The first phase of the project covers Region I, III, and IV-A. A ceremonial turnover of the accomplished classrooms for Region III was held at the City of Malolos Integrated School (IS).
The ceremonial turnover was graced with the presence of his Excellency President Benigno S. Aguino III along with Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, local government officials and officials from Megawide all of whom inspected the newly built 2 storey 6-classroom building and another 2 storey 12-classroom building in Malolos Integrated School.
Luistro reiterated the importance of the classroom construction projects as part of the government's extensive investment in education. "Ang gobyerno natin ay naginvest ng malaki para sa edukasyon, at isa ito sa mga bunga noon," he said.
This first phase of the PSIP project sees the completion of 2,867 classrooms for Region III alongside 2,156 classrooms in Region I and 3,853 classrooms for Region IV-A.
Currently, there are on-going constructions for the second phase of PSIP, which list Regions I, II, III, X, and CAR as the beneficiaries. These classroom constructions are part of DepEd’s efforts to improve school buildings and facilities.
Luistro added that the effort to improve the education system does not only revolve around the construction of classrooms.
Luistro said, "Beyond classroom construction projects, we have to make sure that the things we teach inside the classrooms are in line with 21st century competencies. And this is the purpose for launching the K to 12 program."