- Education Secretary Leonor Briones highlighted the important contribution of learners in the advancement of the educational system
- This was noted by Briones during the Third Development Partners’ Coordination Forum
- The forum is the third leg of the series of DepEd’s coordination activities with development partners
Education Secretary Leonor Briones highlighted the important contribution of learners in the advancement of the educational system in the country by sharing their insights in the various policy, program, and project development efforts of the Department of Education.
“It’s a wise move to allow our learners, the adolescents, to participate in our policy development activities so they can tell the older generation what really is happening and what they really need as learners,” Briones said during the Third Development Partners’ Coordination Forum.
She then shared her admiration for the younger generation.
“Bilib ako sa boses ng kabataan… Yes, the adults have the benefit of experience, but the younger generation is likewise important as they have the energy, commitment, and endurance that are also needed for the betterment of our society and of the world,” she expressed.
The forum — with the theme “Addressing Barriers to Education of Adolescents” — is the third leg of the series of DepEd’s coordination activities with development partners, following the fora on Alternative Learning System (ALS) and Education in Emergencies (EiE) in 2017.
“The series aims to establish regular avenues for collaboration between DepEd and the development partners to align our directions and efforts, and help us achieve the 10-point agenda of the Briones administration,” Assistant Secretary Revsee Escobedo explained.
“We ardently hope that this activity will also create an avenue for selected development partners to share current initiatives in reinforcing positive attitudes and outcomes to education of adolescents,” he added.
The series of fora also aims to identify gaps, challenges, and areas of priority action, and set strategic interventions and areas of collaboration to ensure the delivery of a quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all.