The Department of Education (DepEd) – Bohol launched on Monday the Brigada Eskwela, an annual cleanup of public schools practiced nationwide, ahead of the opening of classes in June.
According to Desiderio Deligero, chief of DepEd’s School Governance and Operations Division, this year’s Brigada Eskwela in Bohol was launched in Talibon through a caravan at the San Jose National High School.
The school did the honor of hosting the event as it was the Brigada Eskwela regional winner last year, said Deligero.
The nationwide event which will run until Saturday is themed “Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan.”
The initiative will include the cleanup of classrooms and schools’ surroundings, repair of equipment and inspection of electrical wirings.
It will be carried out by students, parents, the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and several private companies and organizations.
According to Deligero, classes for public schools will start on June 3.
Private schools may also start on the same date but it will be up to their administrators.
The DepEd meanwhile started to accept enrollments during the Brigida Eskwela launch.
Deligero said that schools will accept enrollments, for both returnees and transferees, until the end of June. (R. Tutas, A. Doydora)