The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) presented on Thursday, July 2, its scholarship program for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The scholarship package includes Skills Training, Entrepreneurship Training, Values Transformation Training, National Assessment, and a Training Support Fund of P100.00 per day per student.
MBHTE Minister Mohagher Iqbal said the ‘2020 BARMM Scholarship Program for TVET’ is a first of its kind in the region as there was no regional scholarship fund from the former ARMM.
Around 7,000 beneficiaries, aged from 20-60 years old, are qualified to enroll for the scholarship as long as they are currently not recipients of other government scholarships, and are not in education or training.
Iqbal emphasized that “Bangsamoro people, including non-Muslims, are welcome to apply as long as they are residents of the regional provinces of BARMM, including the 63 barangays (in North Cotabato).”
The program is designed to increase the access to TVET especially at the community level, in support to the call for ‘Moral Governance’; to respond to the 12-point agenda of the BARMM which includes addressing the pressing challenges on education and poverty; and to provide meaningful assistance to the beneficiaries through collaborative governance.
MBHTE-TESD is still finalizing the process on how to apply for the said scholarship program.
To ensure the efficiency of government resources and avoid duplication of efforts for the implementation of the program, MBHTE has partnered with the BARMM’s Ministry of Trade, Investments and Tourism (MTIT), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE), Bureau of Public Information (BPI), Local Government Units of BARMM’s five provinces, Bangsamoro Development Authority (BDA), and with Islamic Relief Worldwide – Philippines. (Bureau of Public Information) READ MORE