Ustadz Alzad Sattar, DepEd-ARMM Undersecretary for Madrasah Education, recently announced the result of the ocular inspection of pilot madaris. Out of forty-four (44) applicant-madaris, thirty-eight (38) were approved and 6 were under provisional status.
Qualifying for this program would mean a grant of P5,000 per student per year. Provisional status means, the concernedmadrasah cannot receive the grant unless the needed additional requirements can be complied at a given period.
The said ocular inspection was a collaborative effort of DepEd Central Office and DepEd-ARMM thru Bureau of Madaris Education (BME).
Pilot madaris are those adopting the Standard Madrasah Curriculum (SMC) under DO 51, s. 2004 as amended by DO 40, s. 2011 known as Refined Enhancement Madrasah Curriculum (REMC). The said curriculum is a combination of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language (ISAL) and Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC) as follows:
- Aqeedah and Fiqh
- Seerah and Hadith
- Arabic Language
- Makabayan (Social Studies)
These subjects are offered five days a week, from Monday to Friday.
Under the DepEd financial grant to qualified madaris, 80% will be used for teacher salaries and 20% for school improvement.
Graduate of these pilot madaris are accepted in any institutions in the Philippines if they transfer or move on to higher level.
The Bureau of Madrasah Education (BME) is calling all interested madrasah operators to avail this great opportunity. You may email Usec Sattar at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile number: 09162488717 or 09086389900.