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CBCS CONDUCTS REFLECTION SESSION ON THE RESULT OF PEIR ARMM SCHOOL SURVEY

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Farj

CBCS conducts a two day reflection session on the public expenditure and institutional review of the Basic Education in ARMM on September 5-6, 2014 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City. The event was attended by twenty three (23) participants from World Bank; DepEd ARMM representatives, MILF Tarbiyah (Education) Central Committee representatives, CBCS Secretariat; staff, and Provincial coordinators; surveyors from the previous CBCS-World Bank  PEIR 1 & 2.

The first day session started with a reading of the holy Qur’an by Ustads Abdulkadir G. Abdulatip from the MILF Tarbiyah-CC followed by an opening message by Mr. Asad Baunto of World Bank representative for the Philippines. CBCS Chairperson Guiamel M. Alim also gave an opening statement/message for the participants, the highlights of which he said: “we will be making a benchmark needed for the incoming Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and Bangsamoro Entity, and this is a challenge for us to do better in the transition and to set ways forward”. He gave a short update on the current developments of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and peace process. The CBCS chairman stressed that signed agreements will only pave way for developments, but the struggle for right to self-determination (RSD) never ends, hence the need for activities to accompany the present developments of the peace process.

Mr. Ammier M. Dodo, CBCS-World Bank project officer presented Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (PEIR)-1 & 2 and the challenges encountered. He also gave an overview on PEIR-3. Rationale and objectives of the reflection session which aimed to 1) Identify the strengths and challenges encountered during the implementation of both surveys, as well as to learn from the experiences and document the best practices for efficient and improved implementation of potential “flash” and in-depth surveys; and 2) identify the key variables and questions that need to be included in the survey instrument for the “flash” survey on basic education in Lanao del Sur (with potential for expansion to other areas in ARMM). The expected output for the day is; to gather feedback on challenges, strengths, lessons learned and best practices which will feed on improving the survey instrument/questionnaire, methodology and sampling design management and field organizational structure and processes for potential “flash” and in-depth surveys, and to gather key variables and develop questions that will be included in the survey instrument/questionnaire for the “flash” survey on basic education. However, he stressed that PEIR intervention in ARMM is not fault-finding, but rather constructive engagement, because we want good governance.

This was followed by a lively reflection session where the participants are very active and participative until past 6:00 pm in the afternoon. During the reflection session, Dir. Marjuna Maddi, Chief of Operations for DepEd ARMM thanked the proponents of PEIR for their efforts to check structural problems in governance which is very valuable in putting the right actions to solve those problems. He also highlighted that there is change in ARMM, especially in the DepEd during the administration of Gov. Hataman. DepEd-ARMM is happy because PEIR project is giving accurate data an important source for strategic direction for the agency.  Dep-Ed-ARMM Secretary Atty. Jamar Kulayan arrived in the afternoon session of the 2nd day.

The 2nd day session a reading of the holy Qur’an was made by Ustads Norden M. Husain from the MILF Tarbiyah-CC followed by a recap from the first day’s activity by CBCS Chairperson Dr. Guiamel M. Alim.

The objectives of the 2nd day planning session is to  identify the key variables and questions that need to be included in the survey instrument for the “flash” survey on basic education in Lanao del Sur (with potential for expansion to other areas in ARMM). The expected output for the day is to gather key variables and develop questions that will be included in the survey instrument/ questionnaire for the “flash” survey on basic education.

Some of the initial resolutions were: to consider time limitations for other areas other than Lanao, the urgency of having additional resources both human and hardware, Lanao del Sur Area as first priority target for flash survey, to organize an informal convergence group with RPDO, DepEd-ARMM, CBCS, MILF Tarbiya, and BDA within the year, to train field staff enumerators for PEIR 3 project, to make indicative action plan within the next four months, and others.

By Fardju M. Indin

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