Cotabato City (August 12, 2020) – Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim is urging parents across the region to enroll their children for the incoming school year 2020-2021 despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
“Sa gitna ng pandemyang ating kinakaharap, ramdam ko ang pagkabahala ng marami sa ating mga magulang tungkol sa pagbabalik-eskwela ng kanilang mga anak,” Ebrahim said in a video message.
[In the midst of the pandemic we are facing, I feel the concerns of many of our parents about the reopening of classes.]
“Bilang inyong mga opisyal, masusi po naming pinaghandaan, at ginagarantiya ng ating education partners, sa pamumuno ni Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal, (na ligtas) ang home learning delivery modality,” Ebrahim said
[As your leaders, we have thoroughly prepared for this, and our education partners, led by Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal, guarantees that the home learning modality is safe.]
Ebrahim said the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE) will use the home learning modality where the children will study in their respective homes with their parents or guardians.
“Ang home learning modality sa BARMM ay lalo pang pinagtitibay at pinahuhusay ng MBHTE upang tuloy-tuloy at ligtas ang pag-aaral ng mga kabataang Bangsamoro,” he said.
[The MBHTE is further strengthening and enhancing the learning modality in the BARMM to ensure the continuous and safe learning of the Bangsamoro children.]
Ebrahim also said by the time the schools physically reopen, the children will be trained to practice the health standards to ensure their safety. “Sinisiguro namin na magiging ligtas ang ating kabataan – titiyakin nating ligtas ang kabuuan ng paaralan—sa loob ng classroom at labas nito, sunod sa mga alituntunin ng sektor ng kalusugan sa new normal,” he said.
[We assure you that our children will be safe – we will make sure that the whole school is safe – inside and outside the classrooms, in line with the protocols on the ‘new normal’ set by the health sector.]
“Ang edukasyon ng kabataang Bangsamo ay gawin natin isang halimbawa ng pagtutulungan at pagkakaisa. Lahat tayo ay may tungkuling maaring gampanan para itaas ang kalidad ng edukasyon sa buong region,” Ebrahim said.
[Let the education of the Bangsamoro youth be an example of cooperation and unity. We all have a role to play in raising the quality of education throughout the region.]
The Department of Education has set the opening of classes for school year 2020-2021 on August 24. (Bureau of Public Information)