Education in the Philippines
1 Apr 07
There are several factors to consider when assessing the quality of education in the Philippines. We cannot exactly tell if the educational system has improved or not unless we conduct surveys. Based on the report by the Social Sectors A Division of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), the Philippines policy making and coordinating body on statistical matters, the quality of basic education remains POOR but IMPROVING. Accordingly, the results of the National Achievement Test (NAT) conducted in SY 2004-2005 to Grade VI and 4th Year high school students by the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC)revealed that Grade VI pupils averaged an overall achievementrate of 58.7%, equivalent only to near mastery level while the 4th year high school students were worde off to 46.8%. or a low to mastery of the subjects. However, these scores are improvements compared to previous years. Further, Eastern Visayas surpassed all other regions in SY 2004-2005 NAT in both levels. For more information you can visit the website: www.nscb.gov.ph/statseries/06/ss-200606-ss2-01.asp
31 Mar 07
I would say we are getting far behind than those of our neighbors. Most of our neighbors started from our country and when they got back to their home countries and applied what they learned from us. It is so sad that some of them have overtaken us already since our government is neglecting this sector. We need to gear our system towards technology since this is the thing for the day I guess. We need to have it boost in terms of budget allocation.