Ministries of Education in Southeast Asia have opened opportunities for completing secondary education through alternative delivery modes (ADM). These modalities provide flexibility, relevance, and less financial obligations to learners who are not in school because of poverty, time constraints, geographical location, disabilities, and personal circumstances. Students are given the chance to acquire skills and competencies to prepare them for work or higher education. Thus, education has become more inclusive and the delivery strategies more adaptive.
SEAMEO INNOTECH has recently documented successful ADM initiatives in Southeast Asia through a series of case studies where program components and best practices are expounded. These ADM programs include the Multiple Entry Exit System (MEES) of Indonesia, Open High School Program (OHSP) of the Philippines, Home School Program of Thailand, and the ADM program for island learners in Vietnam.