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Granja-Kalinawan National High School

Press Release
August 7, 2019

JARO, Leyte – Eighteen (18) new classrooms was recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second district engineering office in Granja-Kalinawan National High School (GKNHS), Jaro, Leyte.

The classrooms amounting to P34.4 million funded under the DepEd Basic Educational Facilities Fund are divided into three two-storey units each with six classrooms.

These will be utilized by the senior high school students taking up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and other strands offered by GKNHS.

“This is part of the government’s efforts to provide a conducive learning environment for students, as each year, enrollees continue to rise with the implementation of K-12 program,” District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said.

He added that the engineering office is conducting regular ocular inspections on the projects to ensure that the program of works, plans and specifications are strictly followed by contractors.

Nicerato Gonzaga Jr., the school principal said that with the construction of these school buildings, students and teachers will have a better interaction during classes.

“I am grateful that we are one of the recipients of the school building projects and for the fast implementation of DPWH,” he added.

For 2019, the school has a total of 128 teaching and non-teaching staff and accommodates 3, 271 students from grades 7 to 12.