Artist’s perspective of the two-story classroom building for higher education learners to be constructed by the MBHTE this year.
COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will soon start construction of some Php472 million worth of 22 units classroom buildings.
Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE) said the projects were funded under Special Development Fund (SDF) 2020 and General Appropriations Act of the Bangsamoro (GAAB) 2021.
Iqbal noted MBHTE’s Education Facilities Section “will be constructing a total of 22 units of two-story with 10-classroom school buildings for the basic and higher education learners across the region.”
The projects under SDF 2020 are 17 school buildings worth more than Php375,143,953.26 for basic education learners that include two buildings for the special geographic areas in North Cotabato, four for Maguindanao, three for Lanao del Sur, one for Marawi City, two for Basilan, one for Lamitan City, two for Sulu, and two for Tawi-Tawi.
Construction of said school building projects for basic education will begin on the fourth quarter of this year.
The other five buildings are under the GAAB 2021 worth Php96,521,190.77. These include school building in REMACADEMY in Maguindanao, Unda Memorial National Agricultural School, Balabagan Trade School, and Lanao Agricultural College all in Lanao del Sur, and Lapak Agricultural School in Sulu.
“Selection of these school beneficiaries went under thorough validation of the School-Based Assessment 2020-2021,” Iqbal added.
Meanwhile, the MBHTE turned over on August 12, a one-story four classroom building to Sultan Kudarat National High School in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, and in Dinganin-Buldon National High School in Buldon, Maguindanao. The buildings were funded under the 2018 Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF) 2018.
Eight flood-resilient school building projects worth Php10.8 million were also turned over on August 4 by the MBHTE to Andavit Primary School, Pandi Primary School, Sugadol Primary School, and Penditen Primary School, all in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao. (Bangsamoro Information Office)