PASIG CITY, July 03, 2019 – The Department of Education (DepEd), through its International Cooperation Office (ICO), Curriculum and Instruction (CI) strand, and Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD), welcomed the delegates of the study tour from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan on June 28, Friday.
Their study tour on Modern School Management Practices aims to draw best practices and programs of educational institutions in the Philippines. Hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Education, the tour will run from June 28-July 12, 2019.
Headed by the Deputy Director of the Directorate Primary Education, Muhammad Baharul Islam, and the Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, His Excellency Muhammad Faruk Alam, the delegation is composed of 100 officers and teachers of primary and mass education from the Bangladesh Fourth Primary Education Development Program.
In her message, DepEd Assistant Secretary for Curriculum and Instruction Alma Ruby Torio conveyed her appreciation of the institutional visit of Bangladeshi officials and teachers to the Philippines.
“We appreciate your coming here — this is a clear manifestation that just like our country, you give premium to education. Your coming here signifies that you would like to listen to [and learn from] our best practices and somehow apply them, making use of your local perspectives and scenarios,” Torio shared.
Meanwhile, DepEd officials informed the delegates on the Department’s mandates, mission and vision, goals, organizational structures, and various reforms and programs such as K to 12 and Alternative Learning System.
Torio further highlighted that despite the differences between the two countries, they have a similar goal to uphold education: “We are here to learn from each other based on our distinctive identity and so, whether we have our differences and similarities, surely we stand on the same ground. We join you in that noble vision in educating the future generation.”
In closing, Torio hoped that the officials from the Bangladesh Ministry will be able to experience the hospitality of Filipinos throughout their stay in the country.
Also present in the event were ICO Director Margarita Ballesteros, other DepEd officials, and Maria Regina Corazon Sevilla and Marian Christine Patriarca of the UP College of Education.