Briones appointed as SEAMEO INNOTECH director

Published June 23, 2022, 9:30 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has been appointed as the Centre Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH).

Education Secretary Leonor Briones / DepEd / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN

Issuing a statement, the Department of Education (DepEd) congratulated Briones on her new appointment. The agency also expressed appreciation to the leadership of Briones in the DepEd which witnessed various accomplishments in attaining accessible and quality basic education during her full six-year term.

“We are confident that she will continue her plans and platforms in SEAMEO INNOTECH, given her vast experience in public service and international relations,” DepEd said.

Briones served as Vice President of the SEAMEO Council from 2021 to 2022 before this appointment.

SEAMEO INNOTECH is a regional center of SEAMEO based in the Philippines that identifies education problems and develops innovative and technology-based solutions for Southeast Asian countries.

Briones, who was nominated by outgoing President Duterte and appointed by Singapore Education Minister and SEAMEO Council President Mr. Chan Chun Sing, will assume as Centre Director on Aug. 1, 2022.