The start of classes in public schools went smoothly with no major hitches as preparations for the deluge of students that trooped to school yesterday went accordingly.
According to City Schools Division Supt. Virginia Zapanta, no major complications were encountered by first school day attendees including teachers.
However, the shortage of classrooms for senior high school students continue to be a problem for the local education sector.
Construction of classroom building is still ongoing and will likely to be completed next month, Zapanta added.
Senior high students will be temporarily using classrooms not yet used by other classes.
Meanwhile, the police tightened security in school vicinities across the city.
The city police also set up public assistance desks in entrances of schools to helpÂ parents or guardians of students.
Barangay tanod members augmented the police force while more traffic enforcers were deployed to facilitate the flow of the expected heavy traffic in school areas.
The Tagbilaran City Central School, Doctor Cecilio Putong National High School, and Cogon Elementary School have the biggest student population in the city.Â (with reports from Allen Doydora)