/ 28 March 2021

THE MINISTRY of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao just finished the construction of P50.4 million worth of classrooms in the province of Sulu.

Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the BARMM’s education ministry, said the project consisted of 26 classrooms constructed in seven schools from different municipalities of Sulu.

“Constructed under the Basic Education Facility Fund 2018, the construction of the school buildings exemplifies the commitment of the BARMM in improving the education system in the autonomous region,” Iqbal said.

“The provision of quality school facilities to our students and making our schools spaces for learning and growth are highlighted in the ministry’s 12-point priority agenda,” he added.

Amid the health crisis, Iqbal urged the BARMM education community to continue its support to the education ministry and the region’s leadership.

He added the regional and division screening board of the MBHTE has started the demonstration teaching and interview with some 1,800 licensed teachers applying for jobs in the education ministry.

Meanwhile, Alfhadar Pajiji, MBHTE-BARMM assistant secretary for special programs and projects, led the classroom projects’ turnover this week.

He also led the groundbreaking ceremony for the P17.6 million two-storey 10-classroom school building for higher education of Hadji Butu School of Arts and Trade in Barangay Asturias, Jolo, Sulu.