Story by MARK FRANCISCO
Photos by CITY INFORMATION OFFICE
THE city government of Cagayan de Oro led by Mayor Oscar Moreno turned over to the City Schools Division of Cagayan de Oro last Wednesday a 46-classroom four-level building it constructed within the Bugo National High School premises.
“With firm conviction that education is the great equalizer – empowering the underprivileged and alleviating them from their marginalized conditions. With great confidence that education can and will change the quality of a person’s life and more importantly his family, community, the City and the Nation,” read the dedication at the marker that was put up in the building façade.
The construction of the building was funded by the city’s Special Education Fund, according to city government spokesperson Maricel Rivera.
Housing a total of 2,022 junior high school students, the opening of the new building will mean decongestion of classes which was the aim why City Hall decided to put up the structure which is the second biggest schoolbuilding that the Moreno administration has constructed.
The turnover rite was also witnessed by City Schools Division superintendent Elena Borcillo, Councilors Suzette Daba, Ma. Lourdes Gaane, Jay Pascual and Teodulfo Lao; and Bugo barangay chair Jesus Morial.
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