Dr Taha Sarip (2nd from left) takes his oath before Mindanao State University President Dr Macapado Muslim (3rd from left) as witnesses look on. Also in the photograph are Sarip’s wife Dr Amina Sarip and their children; and Dr Datumanong Sarangani and Nazarollah Macalandong. (Photo by Asa Madale)
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 5, 2011) - A prominent Muslim leader was named as Chancellor of Mindanao State University in Zamboanga Sibugay’ Buug town and was praised for his hard work and commitment to providing excellent education in one of the country’s top schools.
Director Taha Sarip took his oath before MSU President Dr Macapado Muslim. Sarip, a known peace advocate in Lanao del Sur, was accompanied by his wife Dr Amina Sarip, Dean of MSU Buug Graduate School and their children, during the oath taking.
Others who were also present were Dr Datumanong Sarangani, MSU Executive Vice President; and university officials - lawyer Basher Macapado, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Vice President Nazarollah Macalandong, Dr Abdullah Alonto, Vice President for Planning and Development; Dr Raga Bacarat, Assistant Vice President; Dr Mariam Diron, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr Zenaida Ababa, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr Merlyn Tan, Assistant Vice President; Professor Said Makil, Director of Human Resource Development; and members of the Marawi Royalty headed by Dr Cadidia Pimping, and the Council of Deans.
Sarip was also MSU’s last director in Buug. While in Buug, Sarip initiated the establishment of the Institute of Peace and Development. He finished his Master in Peace and Development at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City.
Prior to his designation as 1st Chancellor of MSU-Buug, Sarip served in various positions and functions from being an executive director to associate professor in Peace Education Studies and Islamic Studies at the MSU main campus in Marawi City.
Last month, two respected Filipino leaders were elected as new Chancellors in Iligan City and Tawi-Tawi.
The MSU Board of Regents elected former Filipino ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Sukarno Tanggol as the new Chancellor of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, and Agrarian Reform Assistant Secretary Lorenzo Reyes as Chancellor of MSU College of Technology and Oceanography in TAwi-Tawi. (Asa Madale)