DepEd hands over ASEAN leadership to Vietnam
The Department of Education turned over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Education Sector leadership to the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.
“We would like to give our deepest appreciation to the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Secretaries and Ministers of Education in the region, and other officials for supporting us during our tenure,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.
“The Department was able to assist our neighboring countries in crafting initiatives and ideas to improve the education delivery, especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Our leadership was challenging, but the endless support of the member countries made it easier for us,” she added.
With the theme “Transforming Education the ASEAN Way: Forging Partnerships in the Global Age of Disruptions,” the country highlighted the unified effort of the ASEAN Ministries of Education in ensuring that learning continues amid pandemic.
The DepEd worked with the Commission on Higher Education and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority throughout its term, following the principle of a trifocalized education system.
“On behalf of the Department of Education, we would like to congratulate the Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training as they take over the ASEAN Education Sector’s organizations. Rest assured that you have the country’s support in your plans moving forward,” Briones said.
The flow of chairmanship is alphabetical order among the member states of the ASEAN education sector.