Madrasah centers need more teachers-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
LACK of teachers continues to hound the Davao City Madrasah Development Program, an official said Thursday.
Speaking before reporters at I-Speak Forum, Aleem Jamal Munib, executive director of Madrasah, said 30 to 40 more ustadzes (male teachers) are needed for the program.
He said the Madrasah presently has 100 ustadzes and 70 ulamas.
"Medyo nahihirapan kami ngayon sa pagtuturo,” Munib said, adding that the student-teacher ratio must be 1:25.
Davao City has a number of Madrasah centers to cater the educational needs of the Muslim constituents through a Madrasah System of Education.
The City Government even provided the appropriate funds for the compensation of Madrasah teachers and its operation.
A report posted at the official website of the City Government of Davao read that “the Executive Order 283 provides for the creation of local Madrasah Development Coordinating Council which sought to formulate plans and programs for the growth of Madrasah Education and to properly supervise the re-implementation of the Madrasah Program for Davao City which will now hereto be named as the Davao City Madrasah Comprehensive Development and Promotion Program.”
"The City Government of Davao in its effort to foster peace and to build a culture of peace among different Muslim communities has given its full support and financial assistance to the existing Madrasah Centers here in Davao City," the post read.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 11, 2013.