BARMM Chief Minister Ebrahim hopes reforming the Bangsamoro education to ensure high quality education

COTABATO CITY – Ahod ‘Al Haj Murad’ Ebrahim, BARMM Chief Minister on his message delivered by his Executive Staff during the 1st Bangsamoro mass signing and oath taking ceremony of the newly appointed teachers for Maguindanao 1 and 2 Schools Division on February 6-7 held at SKCC, Cotabato City, said that reforming the MBHTE was one of their immediate actions to ensure the region has “credible teachers on the ground to provide a high quality of education to our students.”

ICM said, the licensed teachers were given the chance to reshape the region and re-engineering the educational system of the Bangsamoro.

“More than the opportunity to work, our dear teachers, you are now given the chance to reshape the region and we believe it is true all of you that we can truly instill real change for the region not because of political propaganda but because of decency of your profession,” Ebrahim said in his message.

Ebrahim is hoping that beyond the basic ABCs of teaching, teachers embed the importance of moral values in their classes. 

“We hope to raise a Bangsamoro that is not just intellectually apt, but morally guided, especially with our shared values as a people,” he said,

“You have the rare opportunity of shaping an entire generation who will eventually succeed in the direction of the Bangsamoro,” Ebrahim stressed.

To attain the reform in the Bangsamoro government, and elevate the quality of the educational system in the Bangsamoro region, the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) hired a total of 1, 156 licensed teachers for the two districts of Maguindanao province.

The 569 newly-hired elementary and secondary teachers for Maguindanao 1 and 586 newly hired teachers for Maguindanao 2 Schools Division are expected to deliver quality of teaching in their respective schools.

For his part MBHTE Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal said “our goal is to have a balanced, inclusive, relevant, and quality Bangsamoro Educational System for our children. The vision is possible if we have quality teachers.”

“Teachers are perhaps the most influential role models for young people,” Iqbal noted, reminding the teachers to uphold the regional government’s advocacy of moral governance.

This month, the MBHTE-BARMM is slated to conduct a selection and screening process for aspiring teaching applicants in the divisions of Basilan and Tawi-Tawi, while the selection process schedule for the divisions of Sulu, and Lanao del Sur is yet to be announced by the ministry.