The Ministry of Science and Technology – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) administered the 2020 Bangsamoro Assistance for Science Education (BASE) Scholarship Examination for upcoming college students in the BARMM region. The examination was conducted in Cotabato City and Sultan Kudarat last October 1-6, 2020, for Cotabato and Maguindanao applicants. The examination schedule for North Cotabato, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi will conduct this month, respectively.

In Cotabato City, a total of 165 applicants took the assessment examination at the chosen internet café in the city. The ministry also conducted an orientation for safety purposes during this pandemic situation.

There will be eight hundred fifty-seven (857) examinees is expected to take the examination in the BARMM region.

The ministry will also release the official result this October 2020 and post on the MOST-BARMM website and MOST FB Page. Qualified applicants will receive monthly cash assistance amounting to Php 8,000.00. The money shall be deposited on the awardee’s bank account every last week of the month from the starting month of the 1st semester, class of the school year.

The Ministry of Science and Technology – BARMM, through its Science Education Unit, offers scholarships to needy but deserving students to pursue higher education or training in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The ministry supports the educational needs of the Bangsamoro youth.