COTABATO CITY (January 26, 2024) — In an earnest endeavor to bridge educational disparities and promote inclusivity, the Bureau of Indigenous Peoples Education (BIPED) recently embarked on a monitoring mission in the division of Tawi-Tawi on January 22-25, 2024.
The team had visited Luuk Banca Elementary School, Sama Kasulutan Elementary School, Lamion Annex Primary School in Bongao, and Laud Elementary School in Simunul Island.
It noted that Laud Elementary School caters exclusively to 100% Badjao learners, emphasizing the importance of addressing the unique needs of Indigenous Peoples (IP) learners.
The overarching goal of the monitoring initiative is to develop comprehensive guidelines for schools implementing Indigenous Peoples Education (IPED) and those with IP learners.
The MBHTE extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Schools Division of Tawi-Tawi for the invaluable support provided during the recent monitoring conducted by the BIPED.
The BIPED Team who went to the area were Imelda S. Sombrito, Regional IPED Focal, Petronilo Cristobal Jr., representative from the Office of Director General for Basic Education, and Shaira Abedin, Administrative Assistant I. (Tu Alid Alfonso, BMN/BangsamoroToday)