MBHTE Minister Mohagher Iqbal and representatives from Cotabato State University (CSU) conducted the groundbreaking rites for the three-story dormitory building on August 20. (Photo courtesy of MBHTE)
COTABATO CITY—Six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will receive three-story dormitory buildings from the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE), an official said on Monday, August 23.
MBHTE Minister Mohagher Iqbal said each of these six SUCs will be built with three-story buildings with 132-bed capacity amounting to Php39.14 million.
“In the pursuit of balanced, quality, and inclusive education, we also want to introduce innovative solutions to long-standing problems and explore pioneering approaches to elevate the Bangsamoro educational system while appreciating our rich history, culture and traditions,” Minister Iqbal said.
The construction of the dormitories, Minister Iqbal noted, exemplifies the ministry’s commitment to providing the best and safe learning for the students and effectively utilizing public funds.
The groundbreaking rites for the construction of the building at Cotabato State University (CSU) in Cotabato City was led by Minister Iqbal on Friday, August 20.
The other institutions to receive similar building include Mindanao State University (MSU)-Maguindanao in Datu Odin Sinsuat, MSU-Main Campus in Marawi City, MSU-Sulu in Jolo, MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography (TCTO) in Bongao, and Basilan State College in Jolo.
Funded under the ministry’s Contingent Funds, the dormitories will have dining halls, study rooms and conference halls.
Later this year, MBHTE will also commence the construction of 22 units of two-story with 10-classroom school buildings for the basic and higher education learners across the region with a total amount of P471.6 million. (Read related story: BARMM to construct P471.6 M worth school buildings)
Minister Iqbal said these construction projects will undergo rigorous monitoring to ensure its quality, and to make sure it will be finished within six months. (Bangsamoro Information Office)