The provincial government here led the construction of a one-unit, two-classroom school building at the Gihulngan National High School in Guihulngan City. 

The school building is worth P1.4 million with the funds taken from the provincial government’s Special Education Fund, said Capitol Information Officer Adrian Sedillo. 

Governor Roel Degamo graced the groundbreaking ceremony which marked the 22nd anniversary of said school. 

To date, there are 39 school buildings erected under Degamo’s administration after he vowed to continue the school building program started by the late Gov. Emilio Macias II, said Sedillo. 

A total of 150 classrooms were constructed in various public schools in the province during the time of the late governor. 

Degamo said the provincial government’s efforts in building classrooms in the province will augment and support the national government’s bid to fill up the shortage of classrooms nationwide. 

Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III in his July 2012 State of the Nation Address (SONA) promised to build the 66,800 classrooms needed to address the classroom shortage nationwide before next year ends. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)