BAGUIO CITY – The Division of City Schools announced that the Baguio City National Science High School will be operational by June next year to accommodate the science classes of both the Baguio City National High School and the Pines City National High School (PCNHS).
Lawyer Augustin Laban III, City Schools Division Superintended, said all science class enrolees of the two major public secondary schools in the city will be transferred to the Baguio City National Science High School in the new campus in Irisan near the Philippine Science High School Cordillera campus to help decongest the two campuses from the rapidly increasing population.
The creation of the campus of the Baguio City National Science High School was authored by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan when he was a member of the House of Representatives.
“All the science classes of both public high schools in the city will now be staying in one campus so that the rooms to be vacated in both schools will be used for the junior and senior high school classes since Grade XII will be offered next year while there will also be an influx of Grade XI students,” Laban stressed.
Laban said appropriate arrangements are now being done with the concerned offices of the local government to guarantee the smooth transfer of the science high school enrolees to the new campus in Irisan with a new environment, new classrooms and new set of various units of equipment.
The Baguio City National Science High School is situated in a 2-hectare government property in Purok 12, Irisan which is just near the Philippine Science High School Cordillera campus to help synchronize the offering of science classes in both the existing major public high schools in the city.
The education official said school officials are now also finalizing coordination with the transport sector to make sure that there will be sufficient public transport to the new science high school campus aside from the existing PSHS-CAR so that students, teachers and school officials and employees will not be always late in going to and coming from the said campus.
Laban reported the construction of the appropriate school buildings and setting up of the necessary facilities within the new campus are now underway in time for the opening of classes by the first week of June next year.
He added funds for the construction of the various school buildings was sourced from the annual national budget of the education department and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan was elated over the realization of his long-standing proposal to establish a unified science high school campus that will accommodate the top performing students in the secondary levels to provide them with quality education./By Dexter A. See#