[In the news] Bukidnon Lumads eye ‘IP university’ -MindaNews

MindaNews » Bukidnon Lumads eye ‘IP university’.

By Walter I. Balane
September 7, 2012

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews/7 Sept) – The Bukidnon Indigenous Peoples Educators Network is aspiring to put up an indigenous people’s university to focus on an IP-centered curriculum.
Datu Magdaleno “Mayda” Pandian, the mandatory IP representative to the provincial board, told MindaNews via telephone Thursday that the present setup with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education missed on the IP curriculum.

“It is hard to change that setup already, so our option is to propose to create a separate university where [our curriculum] can be integrated,” he said.

He said the network is still in an exploratory stage to “deepen discussions” on the proposed university. He said they have tried to reach all schools and other institutions in the province offering IP education.

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