COTABATO CITY (February 23, 2023) – The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) conducted consultations on the reactivation of two schools division of Sulu February 21, 2023 at the division of Sulu with the goal of better serving the more than 400 schools that are distributed throughout the Sulu islands.
The Deputy Minister of MBHTE Haron Meling delivered the message of Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal saying, “I have high hopes that this exclusive engagement with you bring into fore the very spirit of consultation that will result in identifying areas of improvement for the efficient and effective delivery of education services in the province of Sulu in a 2-divison set-up.”
Despite the fact that the EO was issued in 2021, Minister Iqbal emphasized that although the MBHTE has not yet implemented it due to the pandemic which prevented the face-to-face classes from taking place as required by the Safe Return to School Framework and reactivation of the two (2) schools divisions, a leveling-off session with the stakeholders is necessary in order to understand perspectives, receive feedbacks, and jointly develop strategies, projects, and activities.
The activity was held at Garden Orchids Hotel Zamboanga City. It aimed to bring everyone to the same understanding of the purpose and objective of the EO, which is basically revisiting the two (2) Sulu schools divisions’ arrangement in previous years and how this contributes to the integrated education system under the MBHTE. ### (Mikie A. Mamacan/BMN-USM BSIR Intern/BangsamoroToday)