/ 26 May 2022

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones discussed the Alternative Learning System and the Last Mile Schools Program during plenary session at the Education World Forum 2022 held from May 22 to 25.

Briones said that her presentation moved the audience.

“When I showed two videos about the ALS and Last Mile Schools program, the majority of the participants in the forum were moved and our efforts surely captured their hearts,” she said.

“During the course of my tenure as the Secretary of Education, we made sure that these programs would also address education gaps, most especially in far-flung areas where there are difficulty in access to quality basic education,” she added.

Briones was joined by Director of Education and Skills OECD Andreas Schleicher, Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Djibouti Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud, and Education Outcomes Fund CEO Dr. Amel Karboul.

She highlighted the need for specialized programs if world leaders and ministers want to accelerate addressing equity gaps.

With the theme “Education: Building Forward Together Stronger, Bolder, Better”, education ministers from different parts of the world gathered to share experiences and draw lessons from initiatives, especially during the challenging period of the Covid19 pandemic.

Education chiefs also discussed issues and shared perspectives on Covid19 response, equity, technology, teaching and learning, learning recovery, and building forward into the future through nine plenary sessions complemented by six ministerial exchanges.

The event was participated by 112 ministers from 107 countries, deputy ministers, other high officials and other education experts worldwide.