By Edwin Fernandez, PNA
COTABATO CITY — An official of the Japanese embassy in Manila has turned over a six-classroom building in Kabuntalan, Maguindanao on Wednesday, as part of Tokyo’s support to education in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Manabu Yasukawa, first secretary of the economic section of Japan Embassy in Manila, was in Kabuntalan during the turn-over program that was also attended by Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the BARMM Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education, and Kabuntalan municipal administrator Anwar Salik and other education officials.
The school building was put up and funded by the Japan government through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
Yasukawa said the Japanese government is providing technical expertise in helping improve education in the BARMM as part of its contribution to the Philippine government’s peace process in Mindanao.
The school building built inside the Barangay Gambar Elementary School in Barangay Gambar aims to help improve the quality of education in Kabuntalan.
Iqbal lauded Japan for its continuing intervention in conflict communities in southern Philippines. (PNA)