Bangsamoro gov’t eyes 7K scholars for TVET


The Bangsamoro government’s Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE) is targeting at least 7,000 beneficiaries for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) scholarship program.

MBHTE Minister and Member of Parliament Mohagher Iqbal said 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.

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 Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), which includes addressing the pressing challenges on education and poverty; and to provide meaningful assistance to the beneficiaries through collaborative governance.

Iqbal said the technical skills training and educational program is also part of the implementation of the normalization process contained in the Annex on Normalization of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

“This [TVET] is ultimately inclined to the needs of respected communities with great emphasis to Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Indigenous People, and marginalized sectors of the society,” he said.

Applicants, aged from 20-60 years old, are qualified to enroll for the scholarship program as long as they are currently not recipients of other government scholarships, and are not in education or training.