Basilan gov backs BARMM’s AKAP project

THE REGION
November 17, 2019

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ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Basilan Governor Hadjiman Salliman has committed to supporting the Abot Karunungan sa Pamilyang Bangsamoro (AKAP) project of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

AKAP is designed to provide Bangsamoro children and youth with greater access to quality education.

A team from BARMM’s Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) paid Salliman a courtesy call here recently to introduce the AKAP project.

“AKAP will bridge the BARMM Government – particularly the MBHTE – with local government units,” said Salliman.

He said the MBHTE has his full support to push the AKAP project forward in his province.

“I also share Minister Mohagher Iqbal’s vision for education in the Bangsamoro. There should be no child left behind in terms of providing them accessible and quality education,” he said.

Basilan is home to two schools divisions of BARMM that are performing well in recent national achievement tests at the regional level.

“I am pleased to see that Basilan is the frontrunner in terms of educational performance in the BARMM. However, I also recognized that there is still a lot to be done to ensure that our children are receiving an accessible and quality education,” he said.

AKAP also aims to engage local communities in BARMM by providing them platforms, allowing them to converge as a community and address localized education issues and challenges.

“It takes a village to raise a child. We need everyone – including communities – in addressing the perennial education issues and challenges of BARMM,” said Salliman.

AKAP is also supported by the Australian Government through the Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao. (PR)


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