/ 26 February 2021

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones urged student leaders to participate in policy-making processes to ensure that their lessons will be relevant to them.

The DepEd chief met with student leaders to consult them and discuss the initiatives of the department.

“Kailangan kasali ang kabataan sa paggawa ng polisiya ng Departamento. At ‘yung ating mga tinuturo ay relevant at meaningful sa inyo,” Briones said during the National Assembly of Division Federation Officers.

After virtually administering the oath of office of 226 Supreme Student Government officers, Briones sat down with them for four hours to answer their questions on academic ease measures, sports events, and learning continuity, among others.

“Marami sa aming polisiya ay nanggagaling sa mga kabataan, through consultation, pero gusto namin gawing pormal through your federations,” she told the youth leaders.

“I expect our learners to have the capacity to reason, and think rationally. Second, the capacity to have an open mind,” she answered when asked by Region X SSG President Queenie Joy Cabatingan about her expectations of today’s learners.

Briones turned over digital tablets to SSG federation presidents to help them promote their causes on student governance.

“It is an honor to be given the chance to interact with government leaders and organizations for they are the ones who can greatly help us and forward our goals,” National Federation of SSG President Ken Bien Mar Caballes said.