MBHTE Creates Monitoring & Evaluation Office for Expanded F2F Classes

“The ministry hereby instructs all schools division offices, secondary schools, and central elementary schools to identify its M&E Officer who will be the counterpart of the M&E Chief of Basic Education.” 


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(SDN) — The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) headed by Minister Mohagher Iqbal is priming up for the expanded return of face-to-face (F2F) classes under the new normal.

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File photo care of MBHTE showing BARMM Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal lays down the priority areas of the Minister of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (BARMM-MBHTE) before teachers of the ASEAN in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. He spoke at the 35th ASEAN Council of Teachers +1 Convention.

To effect this, the education minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) issued Regional Memorandum No. 298, s. 2022 the created a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) office and identifying those qualified to man the new office under the Directorate General for Basic Education of the MBHTE.

As is expected, Iqbal wants competent personnel and staff to assume the duties as M&E officers to perform the monitoring and evaluation tasks.

Images credit to MBHTE.

“Thus, the ministry hereby instructs all schools division offices, secondary schools, and central elementary schools to identify its M&E Officer who will be the counterpart of the M&E Chief of Basic Education,” the MBHTE said in its announcement of the resolution.

The education ministry of the BARMM made the move in coordination with the Technical Working Group for Resumption of Face-to-Face (F2F) Classes towards prepping up for the expanded safe return to school in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR) for the full implementation of the F2F learning under the new normal.

It can be recalled the MBHTE conducted the Regional Communication Planning Workshop on Safe Return to School in BARMM starting on March 21.

It was a week-long activity in preparation for the reopening of schools after two years of online and modular learning. Covered in the activity are designing of comprehensive communications and engagement plans for the education stakeholders in the region.

The communication plans aimed to be responsive to the needs of the learners and their parents, school administration and personnel, and community members. Further, it was designed to ensure learning continuity to the affected communities while guaranteeing that the health and safety protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) shall be followed.

MBHTE gets support from partners

In relation with this the MBHTE issued Regional Memorandum Nos. 155 and 186, series 2022 as the miniatry directed the 11 schools division offices in BARMM to proceed with the piloting of the limited F2F classes in 28 schools as the region’s alert level de-escalated to Alert Level 2.

Addionally, on January 20 this year, the MBHTE, together with the ministries of Health (MOH), Interior and Local Government (MILG), Social Services and Development (MSSD), and the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA), signed the Inter-Agency Memorandum Circular No. 001, series 2022 on the Interim Operational Guidelines on the Implementation of Limited Face-to-Face Learning Modality covering the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders across governance levels to ensure effective, efficient, and safe F2F learning implementation.

School division superintendents, regional and division information officers, MBHTE health and nutrition personnel, and other stakeholders participated in the week-long workshop.

Partners of Iqbal’s ministry such as the United Kingdom government, UNICEF, Save the Children Philippines, European Union, USAID, Education Pathways, among others, supported the workshop. (✓)

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