BARMM Education Ministry Holds Training, Orientation on Tahderiyyah Curriculum

Seal of MBHTE on its building at the Bangsamoro Government Center (BGC) in Cotabato City. (Photo: SDN — SciTech & Digital News)

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COTABATO CITY — The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) through its Directorate General for Madaris Education (DGME)
conducted a three-day Training Workshop cum Orientation on the Implementation of Tahderiyyah Curriculum for the accredited private madaris for the island schools divisions.

Headed by Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal, the MBHTE is one of the 15 primary ministries of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). DGME is led by Director General Tahir Gandawali Nalg.

The activity on November 16 to 18 was in line with the Regional Memorandum No. 144 dated March 2, 2020, regarding the Provisional Approval of the Revised Tahderiyyah Curriculum for its use and accredited madrasah schools and its pilot-testing in selected public elementary schools in BARMM.

Moreover, the workshop aimed to strengthen the new policies and guidelines on the issuance of Permits to Operate and Granting of financial assistance/subsidy.
In December, the same training shall also be conducted for the schools divisions of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City.

The Bangsamoro region, established in 2018 by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to implement the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), is made up of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi, as well as the Special Geographic Area’s (SGA) 63 barangays or villages that voted “Yes” in a plebiscite in February 2019 to be under the BARMM jurisdiction.

According to the Philippine Atlas BARMM has 4,404,288 people. It has 116 municipalities: Basilan, 11 municipalities; Lanao del Sur, 39; undivided Maguindanao, 36; Sulu, 19; and Tawi-Tawi, 11. Its component cities are Cotabato (the regional center and capital) in Maguindanao; Lamitan in Basilan; and Marawi in Lanao del Sur. (✓)

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