COTABATO CITY – Eighteen more officials of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) have taken their oath to help deliver moral upliftment in the field, a regional education official announced Thursday.
MBHTE Minister Mohagher Iqbal said the group belonged to the fourth batch of the newly appointed MBHTE officials whose appointments he signed before the oathtaking ceremony held Wednesday afternoon.
During the ceremony at MBHTE main office here, Iqbal reminded the new employees of their pledge towards exemplifying moral governance in the service to the Bangsamoro community.
“I reminded them that we have to purify our intentions when we do our tasks and responsibilities in line with the mandates of the Bangsamoro education ministry,” Iqbal said in an interview here with reporters.
He said the 18 officials, appointed to plantilla positions, went through a rigorous screening process conducted by the ministry’s Regional Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (RHRMPSB) which was based on the required qualifications, written and online examination, and interview.
“The first three batches of appointed and promoted officials also took their oath before me earlier,” Iqbal said.
Alongside the hiring and promotion processes in the regional office, the MBHTE also continuously conducts screening processes for teaching positions in the schools’ division level, he added.
“We have no room for corrupt practices in the education ministry considering that MBHTE consists of the largest workforce in the region,” Iqbal said.
The MBHTE-BARMM has over 20,000 teaching workforce across the region. (PNA)