Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones on Wednesday urged the media to step up its role as partners of the education sector for change.
During DepEd's press conference with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Briones encouraged the members of media to participate in and beyond the Education Summit 2016 on November 3 and 4.
In recognition of the media's responsibility and capacity to influence the mindset of many, the Education chief invited members of the Fourth Estate to help the education sector deliver its message and mandate of change, especially in today's fast-paced exchange of information.
According to Briones, the media, along with the community, government and private institutions, can contribute to the national effort to make quality education accessible for all.
"Times have truly changed and we need to change with it. The success of the Education Summit, moreover the national education, lies in our collective understanding and acceptance of the permanence of change, and our ability to respond to it. With the help of media, we can bring education closer to every Filipino," Briones stated.
She further pointed out that through the help of media, information on the directions being upheld and continued by the education sector will be disseminated to stakeholders at every level of different sectors.
"We will really, truly be grateful if you help us in informing our public, our constituents on the proceedings and the results of the discussions. By ourselves, we can only reach our respective constituents but media will reach out to the entire country and even the international community," the Secretary maintained.
Source: Philippine Information Agency