/ 7 March 2021

THE BANGSAMORO Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education announced Friday it will implement an academic break to give its constituents a breather amid the implementation of distance learning.

The break will be from March 8 until 19.

It said it is apparent both its teachers and students are facing difficulties with the new mode of learning.

“The Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education puts the well-being and welfare of its constituents, particularly the learners and the teachers, at the top of its priorities. Thus, it is deemed necessary to provide our learners and teachers an ‘Academic Break’ or a short break from the rigors of work,” it said on a memorandum released on Facebook.

It added its non-teaching staffers reconstruct their approach in the new normal mode of education.

“Said break aims to provide opportunity for non-teaching personnel to conduct consultations, surveys, and focus group discussion to address the needs, challenges, and gaps encountered in the implementation of education continuity interventions through home-based learning,” it added.

BMBHTE also said an adjustment will be made from its academic calendar to give way for the implementation of the break.