No classes in two Pasay schools due to cracks on buildings

Posted at 07/30/14 10:15 AM

MANILA – Students of two Pasay City schools will have to temporarily study at home as four public school buildings had to be vacated due to cracks on the floors.

Two buildings each in Villamor Air Base Elementary School and Pasay City South High School were found to have cracks, prompting school administrators to close them down temporarily.

In Villamor Air Base Elementary School, the 5-story Building A and Building B, both built in 2007, were found to have cracks. The buildings house 31 classrooms each.

In Pasay City South High School, two 3-storey buildings were also found to have cracks.

Principals of both schools said learning materials such as modules and online courses will be provided for the students so they could still continue with their studies at home.

Makeshift classrooms are currently being built to cater the affected students.

Officials target to finish construction in 20 days. Classes will be held in these temporary structures while rehabilitation works on the four buildings are being carried out. – report from Dennis Datu, dzMM