22-M More Students Troop to Schools Today; New Curriculum Takes Effect in Elementary schools.(Main News)
Byline: JOEL C. ATENCIO
A total of 22 million students in all levels troop to their classrooms nationwide today, the third batch of students for schoolyear 20022003, with the elementary ones facing a new line of subjects under the Restructured Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC).
Traffic enforcers under Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando are expected to have their hands full in directing vehicular traffic and pedestrians in school areas, especially in Metro Manila.
A rally by militant student group is expected this morning at the University Belt Area (UBA) in Manila on the first day of the implementation of the new curriculum.
Education Secretary Raul Roco said Metro Manila mayors and the MMDA have coordinated with DepEd-NCR director Dr. Corazon D. Santiago, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) NCR director Dr. Amelia Biglete and Philippine National Association of School Securities Organization (PHILNASSO) president Jose S. Dino as well as Philippine Association of State Univerities and Colleges (PASUC) Dr. Feliciano Rosete, and Metro Manila Association of School Securities Organization (MASSO) president Eduardo "Bong" Masangcay for the smooth opening of classes.
Also all set for today's opening are Philippine Normal University (PNU) under Dr. Nilo L. Rosas and Pamantasan …
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