Here is President NoyNoy Aquino¶s Ten Point Agenda in Education
10 Ways to Fix Education in the Philippines A. Increasing the educational cycle to 12 years basic education This is to to give children a chance at succeeding. This starts from school year 2011-2012. Noynoy Aquino believes that by applying the K-12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) system, which is what our neighbors are using, will help Filipino children achieve the best basic education possible.
B. Universal pre-schooling for all The Aquino campaign proposes the establishment of a real pre-school system that makes the preschool available to all kids regardless of their parents¶ income. Noynoy Aquino proposes that all public school children will have pre-schooling as introduction to the formal school system by school year, 2016.
C. Madaris Education as a sub-system within educational system Filipino Muslims have asked for an Education System that respects their beliefs and culture that goes side-by-side with the formal educational system. A Madaris Education can be included to help keep Filipino Muslim children in schools.
D. Technical Vocational Education as alternative to high school senior Technical, vocational education must be reintroduced into public high schools with accompanying trade tests and skills so as to provide high school graduates the quickest path to work upon graduation.
E. Every Child a reader by Grade 1 The Aquino Campaign recognizes that the core problem to learning problems is the inability to read. The educational policy of an Aquino Administration aims to make every child a reader by grade one at the end of its tenure in 2015-2016.
and math while social studies will be in Filipino.
For Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas. Science and Math proficiency Noynoy Aquino pledges to bring science and math club movements with elementary and high school science and math fairs. It likewise pledges to remove the wasteful education voucher system of the Arroyo Administration. Quality Textbooks Text books under an Aquino Administration will be judged by: Quality. with English and Filipino as subjects. the Aquino Administration¶s policy will be an education taught in the mother tongue. Noynoy Aquino also pledges to build a strong science and math curriculum that begins in Grade 1. J. not a fringe project and a doable goal.
.F. Assistance to private schools as essential partners in basic education The Aquino Administration proposes to expand Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) to aim for 1 million private HS students every year through education service contracting (ESC). Covenant with Local Governments to build more schools In areas where there are no public or private schools. the Aquino Administration will enter into a covenant with local government units to build smaller populations so teachers and students and parents can form a real learning community. Medium of Instruction rationalized Noynoy Aquino supports the UNESCO tried and tested formula of mother tongue instruction before moving on to English for higher grades. better quality. From Pre-school until grade 3. and more quality. English will be increasingly used for science. As grade level go higher. education is a central strategy.
students and parents. Our poor quality education is said to be caused by the following: Lack of quality textbooks. President plans to relocate communities to smaller populations for the teachers. and more schools to be built. no pre-schooling system. the Philippines is not rich in books nor is there a standard quality present. Without the introduction to basic education. There are even areas where no schools. the Aquino Administration¶s policy will be an
. still there are not enough classrooms or schools for the children. August 30. Therefore. Having mentioned Math and Science.thepoc. P.´ It is no wonder why even after allocating 12% of our national budget for the development of education no improvement can be seen or felt by our students and parents. some ³major major´ issues are being addressed regarding the institution of Philippine education. ³From Pre-school until Grade 3. only around 2. ³that under the Arroyo administration. public or private. Sensitivity to our students¶ learning environment should be practiced. Both subjects will also be taught at the start of the children¶s 1st primary year. both the students and the teachers spend fruitless time on futile lectures and unproductive learning.http://www. there¶s a promise of change. President Noynoy means to implement a ³quality. the government says we will soon have a ³real learning community´. Compared to the library of its surrounding countries. causing a staggering average of 1:65 teacher to student ratio. Noynoy Aquino believes in the United Nations Educational. Though the government claims that they are trying their best. 2010 at 12:45pm With a new President in town. For the next 6 years though. P. It has been a problem for many school teachers to instruct primary students how to read and write. Mr. insufficient number of schools. President Noynoy said in his SoNA. Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) tried and tested formula of using the mother tongue as the most effective medium of instruction. better quality. But. problem in our medium of instruction.net/blogwatch-features/5049-noynoy-aquinoplatform.4 percent of the GDP or 11 to 12 percent of the total national budget was spent for education. With a smaller community. Noy also adds that our ten year education cycle is not enough to produce the best of students. it was proposed by the new administration that by the year 2016 there would be a formal Kindergarten system for every student regardless of their family¶s status and income. can be found. Noy wishes to improve our Science and Math proficiency by holding Science and Math fairs for the elementary and high school departments. No more erroneous books? We hope so.html?joscclean=1&comment_id=8857
Our Interpretation of Pnoy's SONA on Education
by Better Education For A Brighter Filipino Future on Monday. and the poor quality of education in Math and Science subjects. and more quality´ check of text books under his administration.
And the next question.
K+12 is the acronym for kindergarten and the (soon to be) total of 12 years educational cycle for the primary and secondary levels. October 5th this year. ³Do you think education is important?´ 98% of the group were positive that yes.
Accessed July 14. how this shall be implemented. but President Noynoy¶s proposed solution. Aquino says ten year education is not enough. Although Aquino seems he would push this thru the citizens have yet to give their egalitarian consent. Many Filipinos would agree to this fact. This program shall be implemented immediately. August 30. education is important. and the exact allocation of funds for this project.php?note_id=156851914325729
Our K-12 Stand
by Better Education For A Brighter Filipino Future on Monday. And as the grade level goes higher.
Department of Education (DepEd) discloses that at present they are still working on the conceptual paper which would include the adjusted outline of the current public school curriculum. And when asked if they think ³the quality of education given by your school is enough to equip you for the future and for college . ³Do you think that implementing more years for elementary and high school would help students get more equipped for college?´ 50% said they agreed and the other half didn¶t. by the next school year. Noy believes that this educational system will enable our students to be better equipped to compete with the education in our surrounding nations. to this is left to be debatable.com/note. 2010 at 12:42pm Our group conducted a survey on 50 random De La Salle students regarding some points of the current education system. 2011 http://www. The first question was. the K-12. English will be increasingly used for Science and Math while Social Studies will be remain to be taught in Filipino.facebook.´ 48 of the 50 said yes. why we think it could work. with English and Filipino as subjects. we shall have a brief discussion on what K+12 is.education taught in the mother tongue. and what the people think of it.
Why are we so hesitant and disapproving of this proposed solution? Is two years of additional education really that much of a burden for a better quality education? And what is K+12 anyway? In this article. They plan to formally present the K+12 outline on World Teacher¶s Day. P.
It does not fade.´ While it is true that the expenses would double or triple. Because. The main downside would be the lack of income of the people.com/note. I may not agree with all of his points.´ Convinced? I am.Another advantage of this program would be the ability of a high school graduate to find work.
The new DepEd Secretary. You can graduate from high school eligible for work and pursue higher education or you can start looking for employment right after graduation with the proper decrees in hand. try ignorance. and thirdly they should be able to be productively employed. Choose your pick. an average high school graduate of 16 would be 18 by then. it will not rust or break. Everyone else appears to be clueless as far as our educational system is concerned. what is basic is that [high school graduates] should be able to live a meaningful life.
Of course. legally allowed for employment. Even if all the candidates say that they regard the deterioration of public education as the most important and pressing issue to be faced by the new government. What about them? ³If you think education is expensive. there is something missing in your life. I am posting my comments on his ideas about education: I have to hand it to Noynoy. I believe it would be worth it. they should be able to be prepared to start a family. What should basic education be? To me.php?note_id=156851720992415
Before his election as Philippine president. He is the only presidential candidate that has thought through the problems of education in our country. I published a series of columns on Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's education platform. Most of the marginalized sectors are already having problems to let their children finish elementary.
1. Noynoy begins his discussion of education with this unequivocal statement: ³Let me lay out the ten most critical things I will focus on to fix this problem of basic education. So we will remember and hold him accountable for his campaign promises. there are disadvantages to this too. none of the others have put forward any kind of education reform program that makes sense.
Accessed July 14. as someone said. Since secondary education will be increased by another 2 years. I will present Noynoy¶s 10-point program for educational reform. 2011 http://www. Thus the 2 year investment can be taken in two ways. Bro. let alone 4 years of secondary education + 2. Armin Luistro said. education is a treasure.facebook. but I respect and salute him for at least bringing these points to the table for public debate. ³I will expand basic education in this country from a short 10-year cycle to a globallycomparable 12 years before the end of the next administration (2016).´
. ³The current thinking and the current culture in the Philippines is that if you don¶t finish with a college degree. And it is yours to have.
³I will build more schools in areas where there are no public or private schools in a covenant with LGUs so that we can realize genuine education for all. I am in complete agreement with him on this issue. Noynoy¶s promise that he will expand basic education to 12 years. is correct and should be lauded. but after the exam is finished. ³I want a full basic education for ALL Muslim Filipino children anywhere in the country.´ Let us now take each of these campaign promises one by one. engineers. cramming 12 years of learning into 10 years just does not work. ³I will rebuild the science and math infrastructure in schools so that we can produce more scientists.´ 10. technicians. better quality. Anyone who has ever crammed for an exam (and who has not?) knows that cramming never works. Retain your dialect and connect to your heritage.´ 5. Noynoy correctly sees that the key problem facing our educational system is its short length. they can never learn in 10 years what children in other countries learn in 12.
Similarly. No matter how intelligent our children are.´ 6. We may pass a particular exam. because other children have had more time to absorb the knowledge and skills that we cram into the shortest educational cycle in the world. we will remember nothing of what we studied. ³My view on the medium of instruction is larger than just the classroom. every child must be a reader by Grade 1. Therefore.´ 7. Again and again. ³I will expand the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education Program (GASTPE) to a target of 1 million private HS students every year through education service contracting (ESC) while doing away with the wasteful education voucher system (EVS) of this administration. technologists and teachers in our universities so that this country can be more globally competitive in industry and manufacturing.´ 9. and more quality. ³I will not tolerate poor textbook quality in our schools.2.´ 8. and so are all the educators in all the other countries in the world. Textbooks will be judged by three criteria: quality. ³By the end of the next administration. Learn Filipino well and connect to our country. Other countries regard us as
. our children fail international exams.´ 4. ³I will re-introduce technical-vocational education in our public high schools to better link schooling to local industry needs and employment. ³All public school children (and all public schools) will have a full year of pre-schooling as their introduction to formal schooling by 2016.´ 3. We should become tri-lingual as a country: Learn English well and connect to the world. instead of the current 10.
but how many Christian children have read the Qur¶an? If Noynoy is serious about educating all Muslim children. The integration should not be only one way. but it is clear that Noynoy has his finger on the pulse of international education. but because there are all sorts of schools that prepare them for Grade 1. This remains to be seen. however. Noynoy¶s fourth item in his educational agenda involves tech-voc. According to the first Christians to reach our shores in the 16th century.). a child should already know how to read. we already knew then how to read and write Arabic. teachers. not because basic education starts earlier.). for the simple reason that the government cannot afford to fund the requirements of a pre-elementary year (school buildings. Children around the world now go to school earlier. which now has unacknowledged ghettos) has to be solved first. The bigger problem of the religious. instructional materials). tables and chairs. He says. and political conflict between Christians and Muslims not just in Mindanao but all over the country (including Metro Manila.) In practice. 5-year-old children typically already know how to read. In other countries. classrooms. There is. Most of our children enter public school at age 6 or 7. between the Muslim educational system (madaris) and that of DepEd. ³I want a full basic education for ALL Muslim Filipino children anywhere in the country. pre-school. Says Noynoy. it is important for Christian children to know our Muslim heroes (Sultan Kudarat. The problem of integrating one into the other. another problem with integration. There is no question on the theoretical level that all children should have at least one year of school before elementary school. s. however. (Most private schools already require such a year. ³I will re-introduce technical-vocational education in our public high schools to better link schooling to local industry needs and employment.´
. despite DepEd Order 51. kindergarten. cannot be solved only by the two Education Secretaries (DepEd and ARMM). moreover. These schools may be named in various ways (nursery. day care. it is easy to teach pre-school children how to read. Just as it is important for Muslim children to know our Christian heroes (Rizal. he must study the teaching strategies of our ancestors. etc. You can imagine how effective our school system would be if children already knew how to read before they enrol in Grade 1. public school pupils do not. but the idea is the same: before entering Grade 1. Many Muslim children have read the Christian Bible. the government will have the extra money to fund the extra year. Noynoy believes that. cultural. With all the advances in teaching strategies nowadays. etc.an educationally backward nation.). Noynoy¶s second point is also well taken. once he curbs corruption. etc. The third item in Noynoy¶s 10-point program for educational reform concerns Muslim children. as well as in teaching methods. 2004. primarily because we do not educate our children long enough.´ There are huge differences in philosophy and objectives.
International educational research has established a long time ago that teaching a language in the same language does not work. If Secretary Mona Valisno is wise. is that public high schools have no time to prepare students for the workplace. and Engineering (COMSTE). she will issue such an order effective this June and steal the thunder from Noynoy. the materials are ready and can easily be used in all our public schools. this point is no longer necessary to make. Digital Design. not in a language that they are still learning. repeatedly makes the same point. My stand has always been clear: students should be taught in the language that they use.´ The Congressional Commission on Science. however.´ Since his plan is to institute universal pre-school. primarily financial. and Number Theory. technologists and teachers in our universities so that this country can be more globally competitive in industry and manufacturing. Technology. too. engineers. Noynoy continues with his fifth point: ³By the end of the next administration. Local education research has shown in experiment after experiment that Filipino children learn math and science faster and better when they are not taught in English. by the way. Perhaps he just wanted to take a swing at the Arroyo government. We need to increase the pool of college students taking up science and engineering courses. Noynoy addresses these financial problems with his seventh point.´ This is such a minor matter that I wonder why Noynoy even bothered to bring it up. private schools have their share of problems. Once the two missing years are added to basic education. ³I will expand the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education Program (GASTPE) to a target of 1 million private HS students every year through education service contracting (ESC) while doing away with the wasteful education voucher system (EVS) of this administration. in which I sit as part of the Technical Advisory Council. With his sixth point. A good pre-school education will make a child a reader at the beginning (not at the end) of Grade 1. Many of our call centers.
. there will be time for the system to give students the skills to find jobs or become entrepreneurs. One way to do this is to excite our high school students by teaching them such subjects as Industrial Chemistry. in our science high schools (as they are in the regular high schools of many advanced countries). He says. technicians. Our problem today. Molecular Biology.About time! In many advanced countries. a high school diploma is enough for someone to find a job. It will take a mere DepEd Order to make this come true. Noynoy turns his attention to tertiary education. There is no reason for an ordinary office worker to have a college degree. While the problems of the public schools are humongous. however. He says. The eighth point has to do with the thorny issue of the medium of instruction. in fact. every child must be a reader by Grade 1. ³I will rebuild the science and math infrastructure in schools so that we can produce more scientists. These subjects are now taught. now accept non-college graduates.
all) are of poor quality. In my stint at DepEd. I agree in general with Noynoy¶s stand on the medium of instruction. For example.´ When I was the Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary for Programs and Projects in 2001. (I can say this with confidence because my teacher Fr. ³My view on the medium of instruction is larger than just the classroom. They are languages. The ninth point in Noynoy¶s ten-point agenda for educational reform concerns textbooks. ³Textbooks will be judged by three criteria: quality.) I am talking about content. Had I stayed longer. Our Social Studies (previously.´ I say ³in general´ because Noynoy makes a common mistake. I focused on not allowing bad textbooks to enter the system. rather than Filipino. I have a standing bet that no one can send me a paragraph written by a Filipino that does not contain a grammatical or structural mistake. There is no question that the textbooks currently used in our public schools leave much to be desired. our English textbooks still do not realize that adverbs can modify nouns. and more quality.´ he says. Noynoy cannot fulfill this particular promise even if he had more than six years in the presidency. except those that had already been approved by previous administrations. and Tagalog are not dialects. Our Filipino textbooks still teach Tagalog. I asked my friends in universities to sit down with DepEd¶s textbook experts to see if the textbooks then being proposed were good. He says. Makabayan) textbooks do not make our children proud to be Filipino and do not motivate them to stay in our country.Therefore. none of the textbooks then proposed passed their scrutiny. Since I could do only so much in the time I had. Retain your dialect and connect to your heritage. We should become tri-lingual as a country: Learn English well and connect to the world. I changed the way the content of the textbooks was evaluated. Learn Filipino well and connect to our country. Hiligaynon. taught me to spot even the tiniest error in sentences written by the great international masters of the English language. He reveals his ignorance when he uses the word ³dialect. Joseph Galdon.. I did not approve the use of any textbooks. I would have started looking at the textbooks already in use. S. I am not talking of grammar. Cebuano. my friends were objective and strict. Since they were nationally and internationally famous scholars and since they themselves had no vested interest in any basic education textbooks. Printing will take
. because all our public school textbooks (I repeat. ³I will not tolerate poor textbook quality in our schools. Our Science textbooks do not excite children enough to think of pursuing careers in science. to see what should be removed from the system. thus defying the ancient ± now mistakenly called constructivist ± principle that we learn only from what we already know. better quality.´ Bicolano. Our Mathematics textbooks do not use what children can see around them. Evaluating the content of a proposed textbook will take at least a year. Ilocano.J. As a result. The process of telling publishers what to put in a textbook (involving a ³textbook call´ and ³learning standards or competencies´) takes more than a year. as his eighth point. The bidding process will take another year.
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MADRASAH IN THE PHILIPPINES Origin of the Word Madrasah Madrasah is an Arabic term for ³school. among the presidential candidates. He need not bother himself with ³Every child a reader by Grade 1. and (2) derrasah. are really in practice under the control of the President. He says. I do not completely agree with his stand on the medium of instruction. as Noynoy¶s camp never fails to remind us. since these are proposals that any DepEd Secretary can implement in his or her first month in office. he is being merely politically safe by championing Filipino. meaning a male teacher. what do I think of Noynoy¶s education policy? Clearly.´ It is derived from the root word dars. Noynoy has the best proposals for education. while mudarresah is a female teacher. Also derived from the same root are: (1) mudarres. and vernacular languages equally. Noynoy¶s tenth and final point is managerial. Adding two more years to basic education. English.
Official Definition of Madrasah
. 1995). 2011 http://criticplaywright. Schools can be built as long as there are funds to build them or. 11. if the funds do not go into the pockets of corrupt officials. or the LGUs. which connotes a learning process carried through drill lesson. Noynoy¶s term will be almost over. There is no need for a covenant.´ I do not know why Noynoy mentions this point. and strengthening math and science teaching are crucial to improving our educational system. ³I will build more schools in areas where there are no public or private schools in a covenant with LGUs so that we can realize genuine education for all. Overall. Training teachers to use the new textbook will take more than one year. meaning studying or studied subject. ensuring that a high school diploma is enough for employment. this being an emotional rather than a scholarly issue. although I realize that. (Ismael. By that time. (First published in The Philippine Star. We are not even talking of evaluating textbooks already in use.´ GASTPE. despite the Local Government Code. His ideas on madaris and textbooks will remain pipe dreams. then.blogspot. no matter who becomes his DepEd Secretary.
In the public schools. (b) it does not have a formal curriculum. prescribing the Standard Curriculum for Elementary Public Schools and Private Madaris. Henceforth. Standard private madrasah. particularly from Islamic or Muslim countries. This type offers hierarchically structured education and sequential learning generally attuned with the formal education system. 2004. gives the following definition and types of madrasah in the Philippines: Madrasah (pl. It operates like a regular school where the students go through madrasah edadi (pre-school). 2. It is considered as non-formal education due to its characteristics: (a) classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays only or days agreed upon by the teacher and the students/pupils. Instruction is basically religious. Boransing. s. Expectedly.
History of Philippine Madrasah Education
The madrasah or Islamic education in the Philippines is believed to coincide with the growth and
. all madrasah institutions in the country shall be required to adopt and implement said standard curriculum to obtain government recognition and accreditation. There are three general descriptive types of madrasah in the Philippines. The madaris are the oldest educational institution in Mindanao and are recognized to be the single most important factor in the preservation of the Islamic faith and culture in the Philippines. Developmental or formal madrasah. (c) it is non-graded and may have multi-age grouping. to madrasah sanawi (high school). madaris) generally refers to Muslim private schools with core emphasis on Islamic studies and Arabic literacy. This type of madrasah has been harmonized. 51. with Arabic as the medium of instruction. and (d) it only requires its teachers to be graduates of a madrasah or to be an imam (Muslim religious leader). Traditional or weekend madrasah. the enriched curriculum is likewise prescribed mandating the offering of Arabic language and Islamic values for Muslim students throughout the country in areas where there is a Muslim population. Manaros B. upgraded and modified to become a component of the Philippine education system through the issuance of DepED Order No. It is a privately-operated school which relies on the support of the local community or foreign donors. This type is not recognized and accredited by the Department of Education. the madaris students lack competitive skills required for employment and are not eligible for transfer to regular schools because the madaris do not implement the standard curriculum of the Department of Education. The teachings concentrate on Islamic religious and cultural subjects and include some mathematics and sciences courses. Dr.Department of Education Undersecretary for Muslim Affairs. 1. 3.
Based on the Sulu Genealogy. In the beginning of 15th century. in the 13th century. which was brought by Arab missionaries and Malay adventurers who settled in Sulu and western Mindanao. with the majority found in Central and Western Mindanao. Rajah Baguinda. A later missionary by the name of Karim-ul-Makhdum arrived during the second half of the 14th century. Sayyid Ab Bakr also known as Sharif-ul Hashim. and his religious activities reinforced the growing Islamic community in Sulu (Abubakar). Abu Bakr consolidated political power by introducing the sultanate as a political system with himself becoming the first sultan. Lessons were confined to the reading and writing of the Arabic language as the means of reading the Qur'an (Alonto). who intuited himself into the local Sulu leadership and also furthered the spread of the teachings of Islam (Hassoubah. a certain Tuan Mashaika arrived in Sulu and introduced Islam to the inhabitants (Abubakar. The Philippine government through the DepEd has developed the Road Map for Upgrading Muslim Basic Education.
Philippine Madrasah Education Today
Today.000 madaris in Mindanao with a total student population of between 60.
. Basilan and Maguindano.´ Sometimes classes were also done in the masjid or mosque. A progressive Muslim will be a peace-loving and patriotic Filipino citizen who is able to compete in the job market locally and globally to upgrade his/her quality of life. economic and political endeavors of the country. His 30-year reign saw the construction of mosques and the establishment of madaris (Abubakar). The Road map espouses the following principles:
That Muslims. Provinces with over 100 madaris each are Lanao del Sur. 1983). This number does not include the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with its own regional DepEd which is technically independent of the national DepEd.000 and 100.coming of Islam. Madrasah education was mostly done in the house of the pandita or guro. another Arab missionary.000. 1986). shall have intellectual and educational capacity to participate actively in the social. the Department of Education (DepEd) has 459 public schools nationwide implementing madrasah. Aside from the madaris. a comprehensive program for the educational development of Filipino Muslims. landed in Jolo island. like all other Filipino citizens. cited in Alonto. madaris are scattered nationwide. a Sanskrit word for ³teacher. It is estimated that there are between 600 and 1. Makhdum was followed a decade or so later by a Sumatran Muslim nobleman.
similar to the mainstream school system. Supporting government efforts to provide quality Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Program for Filipino Muslim preschool children. With these issuances. the madrasah educational system has now been upgraded as a vital component of the national educational system. from which the Philippine nation shall obtain political and economic gains and benefits that will ensure a steady flow of investment. 13-A. not only in Mindanao but in the whole country. That Muslims as Filipino citizens shall ensure sustained and permanent peace through access to Islamic-friendly educational curriculum and quality basic education comparable to the rest of the Filipino people. 2004. 51.
The development and institutionalization of madrasah education as well as the standard curriculum for elementary public schools and private madaris was approved and prescribed by the Department of Education under DepED Order No.y
That Muslims as Filipino citizens shall advance their educational status. Upgrading quality secular basic education in formal elementary and secondary schools serving Muslim students. Developing and implementing appropriate livelihood skills education and training for present-day students of private madaris and out-of-school youth.
. Developing and implementing an alternative learning system for Filipino Muslim out-ofschool youth. Creation of a Special Found for Assistance to Muslim Educational (FAME) by an Act of Congress. s. That the peace process shall be enhanced when Filipino Muslims are educated in Islamicfriendly quality basic education which will contribute to the eradication of separatist sentiments in the minds of present and future generations of Filipino Muslims. That there shall be a strengthening of the present Madrasah educational system as vital component of the national education system. 2004.
The Road Map has the following seven program components:
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Development and institutionalization of madrasah education. s. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) had adopted the national standard curriculum by virtue of ARMM RG Executive Order No.
³DepEd pushes Madrasah program.org.
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