31 July 2012

SBMA grants long-term lease to specialty school

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) recently signed an agreement with the Quiz Bee Early Learning Center, giving it bigger facilities to address the school’s rapid growth.

The Quiz Bee Early Learning Center is run by the Quiz Bee Foundation, which is the proponent of the annual National Quiz Bee, a prestigious scholastic competition participated in by some of the brightest students in the country.

The SBMA agreed to give long-term leasehold rights to Bldg. 1154, located on Palm Street at the Gateway Park here, to provide more room to accommodate 50 students.

SBMA Chairman Roberto V. Garcia and Gloria Palarca-Tayag, president of the Quiz Bee Foundation, signed the lease agreement.

The school previously occupied four rooms at Charlie Bldg. of the Subic International Hotel within the free port's central business district, but continuous growth in its enrolment necessitated a bigger venue, said Gloria Linda Tayag, the school directress.

Tayag said that they immediately grabbed at the opportunity to relocate when the SBMA offered them the building.

Tayag also said that the relocation would help the school attract more students, since it will be able to provide them with better learning environment.

She added that the Quiz Bee Early Learning Center will give residents in the Subic Bay area an alternative institution where their children can avail of quality education.

“Our school promotes academic excellence and values formation, and we are at par with existing schools in Manila in terms of quality, but not as expensive,” she noted.

The school was founded in 2010 with 15 students. It now offers pre-school courses up to Grade 3. (FMD/MPD-SBMA)