DepEd Sec. Armin Luistro tells schools to release digitized yearbooks instead of printing hardbound copies

He described printed yearbooks as "old-fashioned" and "outdated."

Helen Flores of The Philippine Star reports that the Department of Education (DepEd) has urged schools to choose "digitized" or web-based yearbooks over releasing thick, hard-bound ones to save on expenses.


The report quoted DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro as saying that printed yearbooks are already "outdated" and "no longer in fashion." He suggested that apart from releasing a digital version of the yearbook, school authorities can also create graduation-related videos and post them on YouTube.


In line with its earlier advisory for schools to keep their graduation rites simple and austere, the DepEd has also discouraged the collection of graduation fees from students.


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