Subject: pn: Nueva Vizcaya to limit the number of children per classroom
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Sept.30(PNA) - The Sangguniang
Panlalawigan here led by Vice-Governor Luisa Cuaresma has sought the
assistance of the Department of Educaton, Culture and Sports (DECS), in
Region 2 to limit the number of children per classroom.
Board Member Santiago O. Dickson, chairman of the committee on
education at the provincial board, said limiting the number of children
to 40 per classroom is one way of improving the quality of education.
At present, classrooms in the province are filled with at least 50
school children at a time especially in public schools he said.
Because of the big number of children per classroom, teachers find
difficulty in supervising all of them, Dickson.
In the recent analysis of the student's educational achievements
in the recent years , it was found out that Nueva Vizcaya fared poorly
especially in the fields of Mathematics and Science.
Of the 40 students from Cagayan Valley who passed the qualifying
examination for the Philippine Science High School scholarship program,
only two from Nueva Vizcaya passed the examination.
The lowering of the number of children per classroom should be
complemented with the provision of more classrooms to accomodate the
growing number of school children, he said.
"Of course, the present number of teachers will have to be
increased to cope with the increasing number of children," he said.
The Sanggunian is also finding ways to source funds for the
construction of additional classrooms, Dickson saiid.
Region 2's project is entry to 1999 UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour
According to a PNA NEWS
By: Vicky Baliuag
The Balete Drive for Socio-Economic and Environmental Management for
Sustainable Development Project was nominated to the 1999 United Nations
Environmental Programme (UNEP) Global 500 Roll of Honour for Environmental Achievement.
Regional Executive Director Elias Seraspi, Jr. of the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the project which is
located in Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya was nominated because of its impact on
the beneficiaries whose concern now centers on environmental
"If chosen, the project will join the Global 500 laureates which
have become members of a growing global network of allies assisting UNEP
in its responsibilities for the care and maintenance of the planet," he
Among the developments which the project boasts of are: the
construction of one small water impounding system with a holding
capacity of 17 cu.m. and a multi-purpose shed; the establishment of a
graded trail and a barangay trading post which facilitates marketing of
The promotion of soil and water conservation through the
establishment of tree plantations and contour hedgerows; and improvement
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