Caloocan school lacks students

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 04 2014 06:41 PM | Updated as of Jun 05 2014 02:41 AM

MANILA -- Unlike other public schools with too many students, a public high school in Caloocan is in need of students after enrollment dropped this school year.

NHC High School in Tala, Caloocan has all the required facilities, but it only has a student population of 810 this school year, 200 students less than last year's population.

NHC High School Principal Irene Ocol believes the drop in the number of enrollees is due to families transferring nearer to the parents' workplaces.

She appealed to residents near the area to consider enrolling their children to NHC High School, which has complete facilities and enough teachers.

Ocol added that the school is offering a free open high school program for adults 18 years old and above.

Under the program, students only have to attend classes once a week. -- report from Jake Morales, DZMM