Bangsamoro Gov’t Steps Up Preparations for 2022 Davao Education Summit

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By EDD K. USMAN | Twitter: @edd1819 | Instagram: @bluestar0910 Facebook: SDN — Scitech and Digital News 

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COTABATO CITY (SDN) — As the 2022 Davao Education Summit of the Bangsamoro government draws nearer, the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) has intensified its preparation for the event.

MBHTE Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal at his office in Cotabato City. (Photo: SDN — SciTech and Digital News)

Headed by Education Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal, the MBHTE, one of the primary ministerial agencies of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), has been conducting pre-Summit activities to prime up participants’ and stakeholders’ readiness. Apparently, this is to ensure a successful run this year of the event.

The MBHTE will hold the BARMM Education Summit in Davao City on December 5-6, aimed, among others, to empower Bangsamoro learners of the 21st century to help build the Bangsamoro region, in particular, and the world, in general.

Iqbal had emphasized the need to future-proof the autonomous region’s learners by equipping them with the latest innovation in education as well as make them resilient in the face of a rapidly changing environment.

“Our bottom-up consultations with education stakeholders, including the expanded local school boards in 11 BARMM school divisions, are drawing to a close and we are excited to share the results with you.
The MBHTE had already conducted pre-summit conferences in Cotabato City, SGA (Special Geographic Area), Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, Lamitan, and Sulu. Maguindanao will be site next week of the final consultation.
   
As the countdown for the Summit continued ticking, it appeared that every stakeholder has been primed up already and anticipating the event’s two days of activities.
The MBHTE said the Davao Education Summit’s pre-event activities are being held in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (EPPM).

To carry out the Summit, Iqbal issued MBHTE Regional Memorandum No. 1220, Series of 2022, on October 24, announcing the holding of the event.

“As part of its effort to achieve accessible, equitable, and inclusive education for all Bangsamoro learners, the (MBHTE) is committed to delivering the best education services and reforms that are relevant and responsive to the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the Bangsamoro people.”

By virtue of the plebiscites in January and February 2019, 63 villages in North Cotabato, collectively known as SGA, chose to be under the Bangsamoro government’s jurisdiction, joining the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi.

They comprised the territory of the Bangsamoro region created through the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to implement the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the CAB on March 27, 2014, after 17 years of protracted peace negotiations, characterized by fighting.

Presently, the Bangsamoro region is enjoying a generally peaceful and stable environment. Skirmishes between government forces and members of the former revolutionary are being addressed through various peace process mechanisms. (/)

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