IM­PROVE­MENTS IN SCHOOLS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

EDELINA G. MALLARI

There was a time when pub­lic schools are looked upon by some stu­dents then study­ing at pri­vate learning in­sti­tu­tions in terms of fa­cil­i­ties. Some would say that pub­lic schools have the laid-back or back­ward class­rooms which they say not con­ducive for learning.

As time goes by, there are a lot of de­vel­op­ment in school fa­cil­i­ties. Ad­di­tional class­rooms are now built with some even have air-con­di­tion­ing units. Although we have to ad­mit that there are many class­rooms which are only equipped with elec­tric fans.

Per­haps the days of make shift class­rooms or those classes held un­der mango trees are num­bered since the govern­ment con­tin­u­ously con­struct class­rooms for the grow­ing pop­u­la­tion of stu­dents, school year af­ter school year.

There are some pub­lic schools which have state-of-the-art au­dio-vis­ual rooms com­plete with vis­ual aids such as video pro­jec­tors, am­pli­fiers and speak­ers which can make pri­vate schools envy be­cause of such. Un­doubt­edly, these are ef­fec­tive means of learning for pub­lic school stu­dents who would al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate such.

Li­braries in pub­lic schools are like­wise as ev­i­denced by in­stal­la­tion of com­put­ers and WiFi (wire­less fi­delity) sys­tems that pow­ers up the in­ter­net. There are schools in fact which make look­ing for books the easy way through the com­put­er­i­za­tion of sys­tems and the vir­tu­al­iza­tion of li­braries through the ap­pli­ca­tion of tech­nol­ogy.

Other school fa­cil­i­ties are mush­room­ing. Aside from class­rooms, we can see school of­fices or func­tion halls be­ing con­structed. In ad­di­tion, lab­o­ra­to­ries and shops for crafts and home eco­nomics sub­jects are fur­ther im­proved to keep up with the needs of stu­dents.

We may not per­haps ap­pre­ci­ate var­i­ous im­prove­ments in pub­lic schools but in­deed, they are im­prov­ing, not only for stu­dents but for all oc­cu­pants and visi­tors of these in­sti­tu­tions.

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The au­thor is a pub­lic school teacher at Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal High

School at Sto. Domingo, Mex­ico, Pam­panga

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