September 17, 2009
DO 97, s. 2009
Additional Guidelines on the Renewal for the Grant of Financial Assistance to Recipient Madaris and New Applicants

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents

  1. Pursuant to DepED Order No. 81, s. 2007, “Assistance to Private Madrasah and Its Implementing Guidelines Under DepED Order No. 18, s. 2008, Private Madaris are entitled to a grant of Five Thousand Pesos (PhP5,000.00) per student/school year as an incentive to adopt and implement the Standard Curriculum as prescribed under DepED Order No. 51, s. 2004.
  2. For the thirty-six (36) recipient Private Madaris in Regions XI, XII and DepED ARMM that have qualified for financial assistance in SY 2008-2009, the following additional guidelines on the renewal of the grant for SY 2009-2010 are hereby set for compliance, viz:
    1. Those Madaris that are considered on provisional status, SY 2008-2009 (Enclosure No. 1) must fully comply with the deficiencies as identified by the DepED Ocular Inspection Team;
    2. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DepED shall be executed with the assurance to gradually phase out their old existing Madrasah curriculum starting SY 2010-2011 or earlier. Henceforth, they shall offer only one (1) curriculum i.e. the Standard Madrasah Curriculum (SMC) for Private Madaris;
    3. Other requirements:
      1. Duly accomplished Madrasah Information Sheet (Enclosure No. 2);
      2. Board Resolution of the Madrasah adopting DepED No. 51, s. 2004; and
      3. Copy of Deed of Donation or Certificate of Title for Madrasah Site.
    4. Grantees Qualified for SY 2009-2010;
      1. Grade I enrollees or entrants for SY 2009-2010 shall be considered as new grantees;
      2. The required class size for Grade 1 is a maximum of 30 pupils;
      3. Only those pupils enrolled and included in the list of recipients in SY 2008-2009 shall be maintained as grantees. Provided, however, they passed and have moved on to the next grade level, e.g. Grade I level (SY 2008-2009) entrants to Grade 2 (SY 2009-2010);
      4. No transferee/new enrollee shall be added as grantee; and
      5. There shall be no substitution for drop-outs or failed students.
  3. The new Madrasah applying for the grant shall comply with the guidelines and/or requirements stipulated under DepED Order No. 81, s. 2007 and DepED Order No. 18, s. 2008.
  4. The priority list for the new Madrasah applying for the grant of financial assistance is as follows:First Priority : Existing regular Madrasah offering the SMC
    Second Priority : Existing Madrasah that has yet to offer and adopt the SMC
    Third Priority : Weekend Madrasah that has converted or will convert its curriculum into SMC
    Fourth Priority : Hafiz schools
    Fifth Priority : Newly established Madrasah
    Sixth Priority : Private schools owned and operated by Muslims to be converted into Islamic Madrasah Institution
  5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

As stated
DepED Order: (Nos. 18, s. 2008; 81, s. 2007 and 51, s. 2004)
Allotment: 1—(D.O. 50-97)

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