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Repeating same mistakes of poor governance and corruption will put Jihad to waste - Iqbal

“We cannot afford to put to waste our almost 50 years of 'Jihad-fi-sabilillah' by repeating the same mistakes of poor governance and corruption,” Mohagher Iqbal, education minister of the the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) said.

In a consultation meeting with the rank and file personnel of the BARMM’s education agency on Friday (May 17), Iqbal said, “At the end of the day, we are accountable to God in the discharge of our duties and responsibilities.”

The consultation was aimed to draw out issues and concerns of the region’s education ministry workforce.

It also elicited suggestions and inputs from the employees to improve other things for system, institution and human resource audit have efficient and effective operations for quality service delivery of quality education.

The education minister further pointed out the officials and employees of the new autonomous Bangsamoro government is in place for the problem-solving process.

He said the education ministry will take proper measures to see to it that the issues and concerns will be addressed and the status and benefits of the employees will be accorded for properly. 

Iqbal said, “In fact, we are considering to give you (both Muslims and Christians) Ramadhan bonus aside from the bonuses mandated by law" 

He also suggested to the ministry's finance officer to increase the basic pay of contractual utility and security personnel from P7,500 to P10,000 per month. (Source: Prof. Alih S. Aiyub facebook post)