‘Brigada Eskwela’ not mandatory, says DepEd official

May. 15, 2015

DAVAO CITY – An official from the Department of Education XI (DepEd) said that ‘Brigada Eskwela’ is not mandatory for students and parents.

Education Program Supervisor Engr. Luz Tan said that “although this is a national project, taking part in the school repair and other maintenance work is not mandatory for parents to enable their children to be accommodated in the school.”

Tan said that parents and students “who are forced to join the program may report the case to the division.”

Brigada Eskwela, also known as National Schools Maintenance Week, is one of the major projects of Adopt-a-School Program (ASP) o f the department.

The school maintenance program aims to ensure that public schools’ facilities are ready for the forthcoming school year.

The week-long program will run from May 18 to 23, 2015 with the theme Tayo Para sa Kalinisan,  Kaligtasan  at  Kahandaan ng Ati ng mga Paaralan.

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