Filtered By: Topstories

Education chief Briones to Class of 2022: Resilience is in your blood

Outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday congratulated the graduates of basic education, their teachers and guardians, for completing the Academic Year 2021-2022 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Briones expressed her pride in celebrating the milestones of the graduates with an end-of-school-year rites theme of “K to 12 Graduates: Pursuing Dreams and Fostering Resilience in the Face of Adversity.”

"To the Class of 2022, resilience is in your blood. You have survived one of the toughest times in human history, yet still embraced education as your primary tool to success. I believe that with your passion and purpose, you can reach your dreams and change the world,” Briones said.

“May you keep on harnessing and imparting wisdom as together, we will build a nation of competent global citizens and future leaders,” she added.

Briones earlier said that face-to-face graduation was now “very possible” with the resumption of in-person classes of thousands of schools nationwide, as long as the minimum public standards are maintained.

In February, DepEd authorized all regional directors to begin the “progressive expansion” phase of face-to-face classes for both public and private schools in areas under Alert Level 2 and below.

With this, only vaccinated teachers may participate in the face-to-face classes, while vaccinated learners are preferred.

The pilot testing of face-to-face classes in the country started in November 2021 for both public and private schools subject to strict health protocols. —NB, GMA News