Sunday, November 25, 2012
This is contained in an agreement signed recently between DepEd Regional Director Rosa Gutierrez and DepEd ARMM Secretary Jamar Kulayan.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said the move is a manifestation of the steadfast and continuing support of the national government to improve the standard of education in the ARMM region.
“We believe that this training center will enable the ARMM teachers and school administrators to further enhance their capabilities which will ultimately contribute to the cause of peace in Mindanao,” added Luistro.
The government has recently signed a peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that is expected to usher in peace and prosperity in Mindanao.
The RELC is an ideal venue for trainings on the latest teaching-learning strategies as well as for seminars on improving classroom instruction, information communication technology in education, record keeping and data gathering and school management systems, among others.
“We expect the new owners to preserve the property, to use it to serve its purpose, and to optimize its use as an education skills enhancement hub,” Luistro pointed out.
Earlier this week, the Australian government has given a grant worth Aus$85 million to enhance basic education in the ARMM.
“Education and prosperity go hand in hand but first and foremost, there must be peace,” Luistro stressed.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Today, we sign the Subsidiary Arrangement and launch BEAM-ARMM, considered the largest single donor investment in education in this part of the country. BEAM-ARMM manifests our commitment to education reform. We said that if the DepEd-ARMM problems are addressed, half of the ARMM problems are resolved, simply because ARMM educates more than half a million of its constituency and employs more 21,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel.
For the past ten (10) months we have engaged ourselves in ghost-busting activities going after ghost schools, teachers and enrolment. We have identified and closed ghost schools. We identified and deleted ghost teachers from the payroll. We have monitored schools and ghost enrolment has been reduced by more than 60,000. We are addressing the issue of data integrity squarely.
We want to say to our donor partner AusAID, implementing partners (UNICEF/BDA, GIZ/Fit for School, BRAC and CARDNO), and government partners like DepEd Central, NEDA, DBM, MinDA and LGUs, you can bank on our commitment and action. We have adopted a regional policy on Open Governance and this we will infuse into the BEAM-ARMM program by way of:
- Our program processes being more transparent and above board.
- DepEd-ARMM being more accountable in terms of what is expected of us.
- We will be at the forefront of advocating for efficiency so that the maximum return to our beneficiaries is assured.
- We will be inclusive and eager to work with partners to insure the best outcome and impact for our program.
BEAM-ARMM comes at a time when we are in the midst of a transition from ARMM to the new Bangsamoro political entity. We are optimistic that BEAM-ARMM will play a crucial role in bridging the transition to a Bangsamoro system of education attuned to the challenges of the 21st century as well as reflective of our unique heritage and regional milieu:
- Through UNICEF/BDA, we will support Islamic Kindergarten (Tahderiyyah)/Early Childhood Education in conflict-affected areas.
- Through GIZ/Fit for School, we recognize the importance of personal health and its impact on learning and child development.
- Through BRAC ADM, we recognize that there will be pockets of communities where the usual school-based intervention will not work for them, therefore alternative delivery modalities will have to be explored.
- Through CARDNO, we have interventions to help narrow the gap in school infrastructures, as well as interventions for professional development of our teachers and school heads. We will have additional madaris implementing the ulama-developed and DepEd-prescribed madrasah curriculum. We will have contribution to technology and livelihood education at secondary level.
- BEAM-ARMM will also support systems improvement in DepEd-ARMM.
We thank the AusAID and BEAM-ARMM implementing partners for joining the reform wagon and braving the challenge of education access, quality and delivery in a fragile environment that is ARMM. Together we have the capacity, we have the mindset, and we have the heart to make a difference in the lives of ARMM constituency. Yes, we can! Yes we will! This is our commitment.
|Usec Varela visiting the DepEd ARMM Payroll Office with Asec Noor Saada and |
Sec Jamar Kulayan briefing him on the current payroll challenges.
(Phto courtesy of Dir Aliah Cali, BME Director)
He also had a quick conversation on education programs with Asec Maisara Latiph.
The quick tour was facilitated by DepEd-ARMM Regional Secretary Atty Jamar M. Kulayan and assisted by Asec Noor Saada.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim (In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
Peace advocates and peacebuilders… peace be upon us all.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The workshop was hosted and primarily financed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in partnership with DepEd-ARMM.
Carole Belisario and Jonathan Masalonga, both AusAID consultants served as workshop facilitators.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
 Sheik Makhdum mosque a national landmark - http://www.zambotimes.com/archives/14106-Sheik-Makhdum-mosque-a-national-landmark.html
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
DepEd Tawi-Tawi Participates in the Integration of PHE Coastal Resource Management Lakbay –Aral in Bohol
Monday, November 5, 2012
- Aqeedah and Fiqh
- Seerah and Hadith
- Arabic Language
- Makabayan (Social Studies)
"Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM sa masagana't mapayapa"
English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful ARMM."
Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju ARMM na sambu maka salamat"
Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa ARMM masambu iban mahatul"
Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa ARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"