BAGUIO CITY – The city has a total of 91,246 enrollees in the different public and private elementary and high schools this schoolyear.
The Department of Education Baguio city schools division headed by officer-in-charge Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Augustin Laban III said these students are enrolled in the city’s 66 public and 145 private elementary and secondary schools.
With the hiring of new teachers for the opening of the senior high school curriculum of the K-12 program, the city now has a total of 2,320 teachers and employees.
The enrollees’ figure includes the senior high school students numbering 9,189.
The city schools division said that the city now holds the record of having the highest senior high school enrolment in the country based on the records of the DepEd central office.
Laban said that with the senior high school program in place, they are now in the thick of preparations for the opening of the Grade 12 curriculum and the new Grade 11 next school year.
The city schools division is also gearing up for the opening of the integrated special education (SPED) program at the SPED Center next year to extend secondary school education to children with special needs.
The Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) is also preparing for the transfer of its special programs sections in their new campus beside the Philippine Science High School at Irisan.
Also in the schools division’s pipeline is the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Regional Athletic Association (CARAA) meet in February next year.
Laban thanked the city government under Mayor Mauricio Domogan for accommodating the DepEd’s request to host the event for the third consecutive year.
“The DepEd is counting on the best preparation that Baguio can offer and we can only express our gratitude to the city for supporting us in this endeavor,” Laban said.
City sports development officer Gaudencio Gonzales said the city allotted some P2.7 million for the sports activity next year./Aileen P. Refuerzo#