The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Bohol announced that 71% of the expected number of incomingÂ senior high school (SHS) students are now enrolled in public and private schoolsÂ but noted that the number ofÂ classrooms for the pioneering grade 11 Â studentsÂ isÂ still not enough to accommodate all of them.
Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos told DYRD “Inyong Alagad” on Thursday, June 16, 2016 that the 19,000 students who completed junior high, 13,500 are now admitted as grade 11 SHS students.
Desiderio Deligero, chief of the School Governance and Operations Division told DYRD Balita that less than 10% of the 674 classrooms for SHS has been completed while 606 are still under construction.
The completed classrooms can only accommodate 700 students at 45 per room as for now.
The 606 under construction classrooms when finished, will have room for an additional 27,270 SHS students which will include both grade 12 and 11 enrollees next year.
According to Bongalos, they are still awaiting reports from schools on the number of grade 11 students enrolled this year even as the DepEd has set a deadline for school principals to hand in their report today,Â June 16, 2016.
Public schools in Bohol operated and funded by the DepEd beganÂ offering grade 11 this year and grade 12 next school year. (Chito M. Visarra with reports from Rey Tutas)