Our Muslim brothers and sisters ask for an education system that respects their culture while providing a technically sound curriculum in English, Filipino, science and math. Madaris education with subjects in Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education can be integrated in our public school curriculum as additional subjects with the view to keeping our Muslim Filipino children in school.
I want a full basic education for ALL Muslim Filipino children anywhere in the country.
July 26, 2013 - The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on Thursday backed a directive of the Department of Education (DepEd) for Filipino Muslim women hired as Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) teachers to remove their face veils or niqab inside the classroom. (Continue reading)
March 19, 2013: The Department of Education endorses the Tahderiyyah Curriculum in Islamic community schools operated by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), giving Muslim preschool children equal access to quality kindergarten education. The Tahderiyyah curriculum was developed for five-year old Muslim pupils in schools under the BDA. The standards and competencies of the curriculum are aligned with the kindergarten curriculum implemented in all public schools nationwide. (Continue reading)
February 26, 2013: The Department of Education has earmarked an additional P250,000 grant to each Muslim school (madaris) to upgrade their physical facilities and improve operational capabilities to better implement a culturally sensitive and Islam-friendly curriculum. Based on DepEd Order No. 6, series of 2013, one of the main objectives of the grant is to enable the private madaris to improve their operational capabilities and allow them to undertake necessary curriculum adjustments in order to deliver quality education to students. (Continue reading)
May 19, 2012: Starting school year 2011-2012, all public school with a substantial number of Muslim enrollees and private madaris adopting the Standard Madrasah Curriculum are enjoined to implement the Refined Elementary Madrasah Curriculum (REMC) as amendment to DepEd order No. 51, s. 2004 entitled “Standard Curriculum for Elementary Public school and Private school.” (Continue Reading)