Five national high schools are scheduled to be constructed within the first semester of this year in the second congressional district of this city.
Second District Rep. Manuel Jose Dalipe on Wednesday said the House bills seeking for the construction five new national high schools have already been approved on first reading.
Dalipe said the House bills, which he authored, have been referred to the House Committee on Education chair by Rep. Dulce Ann Hofer for appropriate action.
Hofer is the representative of the second district of Zamboanga Sibugay.
Dalipe said the five national high schools would be constructed in barangays of Mampang, Tugbungan, Guiwan, Putik, and Lunzuran.
He said each of the new schools would initially have a three-storey nine-classroom building worth some P14.3 million.
He said the new schools, once completed, will decongest the Zamboanga City High School (ZCHS)-main in Barangay Tetuan.
He said it will also lessen the expenses of the parents in sending their children to school. (PNA)