- Education Secretary Leonor Briones encouraged 12 participants of the 2018 Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme to make such delegation worth it
- Briones told them to bring home as much learning as they can while they are deployed in seven schools in Korea until June 23
- The Education Secretary also encouraged the delegation to observe the Korean culture and their ways with each other
Education Secretary Leonor Briones encouraged 12 participants of the 2018 Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme (KPTEP) to make such delegation worth it; telling them to bring home as much learning as they can while they are deployed in seven schools in Korea until June 23.
“Sana, you make it worth it. Only think in terms of what you can bring home, how you can improve your teaching, how you can be effective as a teacher,” Briones shared.
The KPTEP exchange teachers are Leah Ailah C. Vicencio of Tañong Integrated School, Malabon City; Chelou D. Lasaca of Lupang Pangako Elementary School, Quezon City; Julita L. Macaranas of Silangan Elementary School, Taguig City; Erwin B. Berry of Bagbaguin National High School, Valenzuela City; Reynaldo A. Gayas Jr. of Las Piñas National High School, Las Pinas City; George B. Borromeo of P. Guevarra Elementary School, City of Manila; Leovigilda G. Gempisao of Pedro Cruz Elementary School, Mandaluyong City; Elvie R. Cabebe of San Antonio Elementary School, Makati City; Lawrence C. Arabia of Sto. Niño Elementary School, Parañaque City; Marco D. Meduranda of Navotas National High School, Navotas; Mylene C. Tuvillleja of Bayanan Elementary School Unit I, Muntinlupa City; and Emraida P. Layag of Bagong Silangan Elementary School, Quezon City.
The Education Secretary also encouraged the delegation to observe the Korean culture, and their ways with each other.
“So I hope you observe how the Korean teachers behave with each other, with other teachers, superiors, and of course, the learners, how they behave with their fellow learners and to their teachers, that is a good thing for us to look at,” she stated.
“Make the most of your trip there, I hope that you will be examples to your learners and peers and continue to provide quality education accessible to all,” she added.
The KPTEP is initiated by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and implemented through the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding.
The program aims to provide Korean and Filipino teachers opportunities to learn from each other’s education system; deepen cultural understanding; build inter-cultural communicative competency in teaching while collaborating with local teachers; and strengthen networks in education between the two countries.