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MOST-BARMM distributes STARBOOKs, tablets to Lanao Sur schools, scholars

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–The Ministry of Science and Technology of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) distributed digital libraries and laboratory apparatus to 13 schools in Lanao del Sur.

The distribution took place during the Lanao del Sur kick-off for the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Anniversary celebration on January 22 at the Marawi Convention Center.

The Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station or STARBOOKS is a digital library designed for students who do in-depth research on science and technology resources.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of the Mindanao State University- Integrated Laboratory School, Intiesar Aba-conding, the school head, acknowledged the impact of the initiative.

“We are so grateful to the MOST-BARMM for materializing our dream of having this kind of complete set of apparatus as well as the STARBOOKS. It will definitely help our students improve in their Science,” she affirmed.

With these resources, she said they can now conduct hands-on activities in Science, moving beyond theoretical learning. “Hindi na kami basta-basta nalang on theory,” she added.

In addition to STARBOOKS, MOST distributed tablets to 19 scholars under the Bangsamoro Assistance for Science Education (BASE)-Merit Program. This scholarship is awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics who are committed to pursuing careers in the fields of science and technology.

The Ministry of Science and Technology of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) hands over a digital library and laboratory apparatus to the faculty of the Mindanao State University- Integrated Laboratory School during the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day anniversary program in Marawi City, January 22, 2024. (Photo by: ZRD/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)

“I’m very thankful to BARMM, especially the MOST. It is one of our most requested tools. As students kasi, needed namin ang tablet. Since my course is BS Architecture, kailangan talaga ang tablet for taking notes, especially for sketching,” shared Ayoub Macadindang.

Sittie Aisah Umpara, a BS Chemistry student from MSU echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the tablet’s invaluable contribution to her studies. “Alhamdullillah may natanggap kami na ganito and InshaAllah it will make us strive more in our learning,” she said.

This distribution of STARBOOKS, laboratory apparatus, and tablets marks just one of the numerous activities organized by MOST for the weeklong celebration of the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day. The Ministry also offered technology needs assessments for cooperatives and capacity needs assessments for schools interested in availing STARBOOKS until January 26, 2024. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur)

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