CITY OF ZAMBOANGA: Sulu Governor Sakur Tan has asked the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) to set up an exclusive technical and vocational training school here after meeting with regional education officials.
Tan said he would provide one hectare for the establishment of the Technical and Vocational Training Center jointly run by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and the Provincial Center for Training and Resource Productivity. subsistence.
“Providing quality technical and vocational training to our people is of the utmost importance and must be a priority so that we can produce more technically competitive and highly skilled Tausug,” Tan told MBHTE officials led by Lino Alpha and Ghefarri Allama. , by Teda.
Allama briefed the governor on the next phase of Bangsamoro scholarship program and Balik-Barangay scholarship program which will benefit 10 villages in Patikul town.
He said some 33 million pesos had been allocated by the regional government for the program, adding that vocational training for beneficiaries was free and a training allowance would also be provided to participants of the two programs.
Tan has lobbied strongly for free education in Sulu, one of the five provinces of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and has built many classrooms and provided tens of millions of dollars for educational purposes. .