On June 20, 1978, the board of directors of Baloi Islamic Institute passed and approved Resolution No. 2, s. 1978 to sell its corporate assets to Mindanao State University, and Resolution No. 3, s. 1978 authorizing its president and chairman of the board of directors, (and founder) late Shiekh Ibrahim Ali to convey and deliver unto Mindanao State University by way of Absolute Sale, all the corporate assets of Baloi Islamic Institute. Present in the meeting were the members of the Board of Directors Sheikh Cosain Usman, Sheikh B’zar Daud Ali, Sultan Mike Balas, Sultan Disoma Sinal and Hadji Noor Ali (also acting secretary during that time).
On August 3, 1978, during the 85th meeting of the MSU Board of Regents, Resolution No. 1589, s. 1978 further resolved “the approval of the absorption of the existing community high school in Balo-I, Lanao del Norte”. This resolution was approved during the Mindanao State University Presidency of Governor Mohammad Ali Dimaporo. Its main objective is to provide high standard but free Secondary Education to all students residing in the Province of Lanao del Norte. MSU Baloi Community High School was formally established and included as one of the sixteen (16) external units under the umbrella of the office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Academic Affairs. This establishment was made possible through the joint efforts of the Local Officials of the Municipality of Baloi and the Vice President for External Studies of the University, Dr. Abdullah T. Madale.
Several personnel served as principal of MSU Baloi Community High School. It started with the late Batuaan K. Alabao who became principal during the year 1978 until 1979. The school survived with only five (5) faculty and two (2) staff members, until Mindanao State University took over the school. He was then replaced by Cadidia Camama (daughter of the founder of the school Sheikh Ibrahim Ali and H. Amina Ali) who became principal for eleven (11) years from 1979 to 1990. She was a very effective administrator and helped in the transition of the school from being privately owned to being one of the top external units of Mindanao State University.
When Mrs. Camama retired from services, she was replaced by Dr. Benaning Omacaan who became the principal of MSU-Baloi from 1990 to 1992. Dr. Omacaan was then appointed as one of the Special Assistants in the Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, he later became the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Ameerah-Sigue Ali took over the principalship for nine (9) years, from 1992 to 2001. In 2001, Racma P. Madcasim, who used to be the Assistant Principal, took over the principalship until 2005.
After four (4) years, she was replaced by Bae a Labi Farida B. Muti, the Guidance Counselor during that time. She started her long career as a principal during the time when Mindanao State University began to implement the conversion of the Community High School into Community Colleges. She, along with the PTCA officers headed by Engr. Macasindig Manticayan, the LGU officials headed by Mayor Elias L. Ali (and his wife Mayor Hanifa P. Ali) and other concerned community leaders worked day and night to include MSU Baloi in the conversion of the community high schools into Community Colleges. Because of their hard work, MSU Baloi Community High School became MSU Baloi Community College offering courses of Agriculture Technology, Forestry Technology and Information Technology. After three years of operation, all community colleges temporarily ceased to operate, however, it was able to produce hundreds of technology graduates.
On August 15, 2018, Bae a Labi Farida Muti was appointed as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for MSU External Studies. She was replaced by the Assistant Principal, Torondaya M. Macatoon, who took charge on September 2, 2018. She retired from service last November 30, 2021 and was replaced by the Senior High Assistant Principal Nor-ain M. Ampang who formally took over last December 1, 2021.
THE MSU EXTERNAL UNIT’S VMGO:
In line with the External Units vision and the Mindanao state university’s vision to be premier-super university in Mindanao-Sulu-Palawan Region, the MSU Baloi Community High School envision academic excellence and the development of a well-rounded and holistic individual.
MSU Baloi Community High School’s mission:
Pursuant to these national secondary school objectives and these of the Mindanao State University, the MSU-External Units continuously seek to provide a high level of instruction that will:
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also to the other nominees of the MOST OUTSTANDING TEACHER OF THE YEAR award in MSU External Units SAIMA S. DIRON and JANODING BATUG.
to our 84 students who got a score of 70 above in the MSU SASE. This is our partial result as of 10:00 pm (5/31/23).
MSU-Baloi Community High School: A Trailblazer in Education and Community Development
A closer look at the exceptional features that set MSU-Baloi Community High School apart from the rest.
[Baloi, Lanao del Norte, Philippines]
In our life, education has been the cornerstone of progress, and MSU-Baloi Community High School has emerged as a frontrunner in shaping the future of individuals and communities in the vibrant town of Baloi. Renowned for its outstanding attributes and unwavering commitment to holistic development, this educational institution stands as a symbol of excellence and catalyst for positive change. In this article, we delve into the distinctive features that make MSU-Baloi Community High School a standout in the realm of education here in Baloi.
A Strong Foundation in Community Engagement:
With a firm belief that education and community are intrinsically linked, MSU-Baloi Community High School places a significant emphasis on community engagement. By actively involving the local community in the educational process, the school cultivates a sense of social responsibility among its students. Through various initiatives, such as community service projects, environmental conservation efforts, and cultural preservation activities, students are empowered to contribute meaningfully to their surroundings. The school’s commitment to community engagement nurtures future leaders who are attuned to the needs of society.
Championing Inclusive Education:
At MSU-Baloi Community High School, inclusive education takes center stage. The institution staunchly believes in equal access to quality education for all students. Through specialized programs and personalized learning plans, the school provides tailored support to students with diverse learning needs. Furthermore, MSU-Baloi Community High School boasts facilities that are designed to be accessible and inclusive. By fostering an environment that celebrates diversity, the school fosters empathy, acceptance, and understanding among its students.
A Multidisciplinary Pedagogy:
MSU-Baloi Community High School adopts a multidisciplinary approach to education, prioritizing the holistic development of its students. While academic excellence remains paramount, the institution recognizes the importance of extracurricular activities, sports, and the arts. Students are encouraged to explore their passions through an extensive range of clubs, organizations, and competitions. This well-rounded approach cultivates creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. MSU-Baloi Community High School molds individuals who are not only academically adept but also well-equipped to thrive in various aspects of life.
Guided by Exceptional Mentorship Programs:
Recognizing the profound impact of mentorship in shaping young lives, MSU-Baloi Community High School places great emphasis on mentorship programs. Experienced teachers and professionals guide students through their personal and academic journeys, providing them with invaluable support, advice, and encouragement. These mentorship programs empower students to navigate challenges and make informed decisions about their future paths. By fostering confidence and inspiring students to realize their full potential, MSU-Baloi Community High School equips them with the tools to become future leaders.
MSU-Baloi Community High School has emerged as a “trailblazer” in the realm of education, in which, it’s blazing a trail of innovation, inclusivity, and community engagement. Through its distinctive attributes in academic advancement, including a strong focus on community engagement, inclusive education practices, technological integration, multidisciplinary approaches, and robust mentorship programs, the school molds students into well-rounded individuals poised to make a meaningful impact on society. With an unwavering commitment to excellence and holistic development, MSU-Baloi Community High School shines brightly as an educational institution that propels its students towards a promising future while uplifting the community it serves.
Written by :
Mohammad Ayman U. Abdulgani
Grade 12 (GAS) Senior High Student
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