SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The local government unit (LGU) of San Remigio is fully supporting the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Antique to establish a farm school in Barangay Aningalan by allocating PHP300,000.
Mayor Margarito Mission Jr., in an interview on Wednesday afternoon, said the money is to put up two makeshift classrooms to be used for the integrated high school by the next school opening
“We have included in our Annual Investment Plan (AIP) for this year the establishment of the makeshift classrooms,” he said.
He added the LGU will also be hiring four teachers to be funded by its local school board.
The teachers are required under the plan of DepEd Division of Antique to upgrade the Aningalan Elementary School into an integrated school by next year, where high school students will be taught their newly launched farm school curriculum.
The LGU is supportive of the DepEd’s plan to implement the farm school curriculum knowing that it could greatly benefit the students.
“DepEd teachers will be teaching the students new farming technologies which they could apply in their actual lives,” Mission said.
He added that the students through the farm school curriculum could learn something which they could apply to augment their income in the future.
Dr. Gaudencio Reigo, DepEd Division of Antique chief of curriculum implementation, said in an earlier interview that through the farm school curriculum, the students will be taught how to plant strawberries and other high-value crops as well as on how to market them.
“Aningalan has been chosen as the site for the implementation of the farm school curriculum because of the suitable climate and being a potential area for the production of the high-value crops,” he said.
Mission said Aningalan because of its high altitude has a cool climate where high-value crops such as cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, and strawberries thrive. (PNA)