Integration of the Madrasah System of Education Into the Philippine Educational System

The paper aims to present the state of the madrasah system of education
in Mindanao, the problems in mainstreaming the system and
recommendations for its recognition. It strongly recommended the
integration of the madrasah system into the Philippine educational
system. It called for the accreditation of existing madaris; the
development of a reconciliatory curriculum; adequate funding
assistance; and the creation of a specific government unit within the
education department to oversee the operations of the madaris.

Madrasah, the Arabic name for school, is a community-based and
community-managed school whose teachings are based on the Qur'an. The
madaris, while still unrecognized by the government, have become an
important part of the education system in Mindanao, enrolling 22
percent of the elementary school students and 2 percent of the
secondary school students.

The paper aims to present the state of the madrasah system of education
in Mindanao, the problems in mainstreaming the system and
recommendations for its recognition. It strongly recommended the
integration of the madrasah system into the Philippine educational
system. It called for the accreditation of existing madaris; the
development of a reconciliatory curriculum; adequate funding
assistance; and the creation of a specific government unit within the
education department to oversee the operations of the madaris.

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