For over two years of not having the traditional face-to-face learning modality, the Department of Education officially reopened its doors for students to physically engage in the four-corners of every classroom last August 22, 2022.
The full-swing of the face-to-face classes exposed urgent necessities in public schools, especially that classrooms are considered dormant since the outbreak of the pandemic. With this, the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro headed by Governor Dorothy Montejo Gonzaga assured to extend its support for the Department of Education in the province.
In the recent district teacher’s meeting conducted by DepEd New Bataan District, the Governor was represented by Executive Assistant Edward Macapili. In his talk, the executive assistant conveyed that the governor will support the educational institution towards providing education with an appropriate and a competitive standard. He also stressed that a conducive learning environment is vital on molding the minds of the younger generation, and this can be realized through working hand-in-hand with DepEd and the provincial government. The district meeting was attended by hundreds of public school teachers from New Bataan District, school principals and staff, and municipal officials of New Bataan.
Not only a good school curriculum can determine the efficacy and efficiency of teaching methods for students, but also the physical atmosphere where the delivery of the instruction will take place. This is where the support from the governor will go in, through the improvement and provision of school amenities in public schools.
During the conduct of the Brigada Eskwela prior to the reopening of classes, Governor Dorothy Gonzaga alongside with Congressman Ruwel Peter Gonzaga showed their dedicated support for the public schools through provision of school buildings, school tables and chairs, and funds needed by the parents-and-teachers association and other matters that concern school improvement. The working governor and congressman visited several public schools and personally reached-out the communities to acknowledge their concerns. (JA, PAO-IPRD DdO)