IMPROVEMENTS IN SCHOOLS
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.
The author is a public school teacher at Diosdado Macapagal High
School at Sto. Domingo, Mexico, Pampanga