MBHTE, MOST ink agreement for the benefit of Bangsamoro learners

THE REGION
July 27, 2019

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COTABATO City--The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) signed on July 23, 2019 a partnership agreement that will benefit learners in the Bangsamoro.

Minister Mohagher Iqbal of MBHTE and Minister Aida Silongan of MOST were both joyous to start the ministries’ partnership towards establishing a better future for the educational system of BARMM.

The agreement involves the implementation of Science and Technology Academic Research-base Operated Kiosk System (STARBOOKS), which will be installed in select schools across the Bangsamoro.

STARBOOKS is a computer system that contains thousands of digitized science and technology formats in text, video and audio. It is a collection of Science and Technology (S&T) information gathered from all over the world.

Silongan said STARBOOKS provides teacher and learners easy access to S&T data and information, which could be used in the classroom.

“This program aims to create interest in the field of Science and Technology which may increase the number of Bangsamoro youth enrolling in S&T courses,” said Iqbal.

Iqbal said the Bangsamoro Government recognizes S&T as essential to national and regional progress.

He added the Bangsamoro government shall give priority to science, research, inventions, technology education, and their development.


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