Only 10 out of 5,000 DepEd classrooms targeted for 2020 built so far

MANILA, Philippines — Only 10 of the over 5,000 classrooms targeted to be constructed in 2020 under a school building program of theDepartment of Education (DepEd) have so far been built, Senator Sherwin Gatchlian disclosed Thursday.

During the Senate debates on the proposed budget Department of Education (DepEd), Gatchalian presented a graph which showed the “highly questionable” absorptive capacity of the Department of Public Work and Highways (DPWH) in terms of building classrooms.

The DPWH is the agency tasked to implement the school building program funded under the DepEd’s budget.

Gatchalian’s presentation showed that in 2018, only 11 of the 28,170 target classrooms …

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