Santander school not bothered by fire; F2F classes to proceed

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DESPITE the fire that razed three classrooms of Santander National High School (SNHS) in Santander town, southern Cebu on Thursday morning, July 14, 2022, a school official assured the students that the holding of face-to-face (F2F) classes will proceed as scheduled in August.

Romanito Gumilak, SNHS’s senior high school coordinator, told SunStar Cebu on Friday morning, July 15, that they will accommodate the 300 senior high students in rooms that were not affected by the fire.

The school has 15 classrooms, three of which were damaged, which cater to various courses namely housekeeping, science and computer laboratories.

Gumilak said they will schedule a meeting with the local officials headed by Mayor Marites “Monic” Buscato to discuss their plan for the repair of the damaged classrooms.

Cause of fire

Firefighting personnel in Oslob town believe that an unattended electric fan might have caused the fire after it overheated.

The fire left around P750,000 worth of damage.

Staff Sgt. Dante Deniega of the Santander Police Station said they received a call from the town’s Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office about the incident around 4:45 a.m. of July 14.

The blaze was completely put out at 5:24 a.m.

Local police and firefighters from Oslob and Samboan towns responded to the incident.

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