DBTC, Cebu City (July 31, 2019) — Our school has shifted to high gears in preparing for the first day when we level up to the next grade level and return to resume our studies in School Year 2019-2020 on Aug. 7.
Over the past few days, everyone at Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) Cebu has been “super busy.” As some construction works continued, students also helped in repainting school facilities, while some workers were pruning trees.
This morning, all teachers and non-teaching employees gathered at the AVR for a general assembly, a last minute review and giving of reminders to everyone. It also served as a virtual dry run for D-Day on Wednesday.
As the country experienced significant change over the past three years under President Rodrigo Duterte, Bosconians will also do with the assumption of Fr. Fidel Ma. D. Orendain, SDB, Ph.D. as our new rector and school president.
Changes may be first noted in the physical appearance and some facilities in the campus, then in cleanliness as a matter of character formation, and more importantly in the thrust now of the school towards Science and Technology.
As we release this report, staffers of The Bosconian Odyssey noted the road beside the new gym already being paved, while civil works on the sidewalk and parking access are still in progress.
Workers are also now finishing the Science laboratories at the old Electro-Mechanics building, the drainage system that passes by it through the college building, and the new TVEd dormitory.
The construction of the new Kindergarten building took a slippage and could not be completed in at least a month. Thus, kindergarten classes will yet be housed in a former Grade 3 classroom nearby.
With the school canteen moved back to the former brotherhood seminary building that has since been used as quarters of the Salesians, workers have been applying finishing touches as the contracted concessionaire conducted an ocular.
Fr. Fidel presided the fourth general assembly since he assumed office. “As we enter the last stretch of preparations,” he noted, he gave out specific reminders to every sector.
With his thrust on cleanliness, he reminded the employees to take out obstructions and distractions at their respective places of work and to put things orderly and clean, “keeping decorations and adornments simple and timely.”
As it sounded like “Odyssey,” the school president underscored the need to adhere and become examples to Bosconians in keeping O.D.C. that means “Order, Discipline and Cleanliness.”
“We are taking steps to create a better educative environment for everyone,” he pointed out.