Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bright Minds Read Program- a fun and enjoyable reading experience for Grade 1 pupils in ARMM

Principals and Grade 1 Teachers at Alnor Convention Center
Last December 17-20, 2012, Four hundred and twenty (420) School Principals and Grade 1 Teachers including Private Madaris Schools in the ARMM were given a rare treat at Alnor Convention Center, Cotabato City when the Ronald Mcdonald,s House of Charities led by Ms. Joyce Gacutan, Executive Director with Adarna House and UP Diliman College of Education Faculty members conducted the 1st Bright Minds Read Program (BMR) in ARMM where they where given a 4-day training course on fun and enjoyable reading strategies for grade 1 students.

Last December 9, 2012, Memorandum of Understanding was signed by and between the Regional Secretary, Atty. Jamar M. Kulayan and George T. Yang, Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

No less than Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman visited the program by inspiring the teachers and principals from Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao to be determined in giving their best to their students saying that they must be able at the minimum to render the required Monday to Friday teaching service. He likewise gave an informal State of the ARMM Address (SORA) highlighting the need to merge the divisions of Lanao del Sur I A and B, II A and B as part of the reform measures being undertaken by his government.

The RG also took time to interact and went around to the delight of participants. 

Assemblywoman Samirah Gutoc Tomawis, women and education sectoral chair also attended the same by emphasizing priority legislative measures in improving education in the region through the passage of an Enhanced Basic Education Act (EBEA).

Atty. Maisara Dandamun-Latiph, Assistant Regional Secretary for Programs, said, "this is part of our commitment to bring educational technologies with proven track records into ARMM schools. Investments in pedagogy drives our point that the teacher factor is the most crucial in insuring our children are having fun learning in school."

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"