COTABATO City—The autonomous government of Muslim Mindanao has launched its “Bangsamoro Learner, a Face of Resilience and Excellence,” meant to encourage high school and college students to participate in the First Salah Jubair essay writing contest.
Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) education department said the competition will form part of an on-going weeklong celebration of the Bangsamoro Foundation, from late January to early February when residents voted in two plebiscites.
One of the political exercises was on Republic Act 11054 creating the BARMM, and the second on expanding the autonomous territory to cover 63 barangays in Cotabato province.
“As part of the celebration of the upcoming Bangsamoro Foundation Day, the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education will be holding the First Salah Jubair Essay Writing Contest with the theme, Bangsamoro Learner, a Face of Resilience and Excellence’,” said
Deputy Minister Haron Meling of the region’s Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE).
The MBHTE statement said the essay competition for senior secondary students as well as tertiary students “will give Junior High, Senior High, and Tertiary students in the autonomous region a platform “to share personal stories and examine the impact of the Bangsamoro transition period on the lives of young people and how it shapes their vision and plan for the future.”
The Salah Jubair Essay Writing Contest is open to all students in BARMM, regardless of their religious persuasion.
All participants will be categorized according to their level (Junior High, Senior High, and Tertiary).
The entry must be written in English with a minimum of 600 words. Download the template by visiting the link below.
Template Link: bit.ly/3iBymM6
Font face should be Times New Roman, Font size: 12 and Line spacing: 1.5
“Failure to comply with the above-mentioned requirements will be automatically disqualified,” the announcement on social media said.
Entries can be sent on the prescribed template to [email protected].
The deadline of submission will be on January 19, 2023, 11:59 PM. The awarding of winners will be on January 24, 2023.
The criteria are: relevance to the theme: 45% originality : 25% structure : 15%sStyle : 15% Total : 100%. Nash B. Maulana